Valtoñar is a small winery in northern Spain located in the town of Anguix (Burgos) in the heart of the Ribera del Duero. The winery was founded in 2000 by the Rioja López family, whose family’s wine-growing tradition dates back to the 16th century. Valtoñar only makes wines with grapes produced on their own vineyards. They work with several varietals including: Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Albillo Mayor. Valtoñar’s philosophy is to respect their raw materials as much as possible. The grapes really are the cementing basis for their whole operation. This same philosophy for respecting what nature gives them shines through in their winemaking as well. Proof of this is how they use indigenous yeast in their fermentation process. This yeast comes directly from their vineyards and is found within the grapes. This results in authentic and incomparable wines that are true to their origin.