In 1990, Javier San Pedro Rández, descendent of vine growers, decided to create Bodegas Vallobera along with Ana Ortega, thus becoming the first in the San Pedro family to bottle his wines. It was a family winery whose main aim was to achieve quality wines. The Winery began by selling young wines, made in the classic Rioja Alavesa way, but in 1992 it was decided to introduce a new trend in the wines and began to age them. The first vintage saw 100 casks in which the first Vallobera crianza was produced with the harvest of this same year, 1992. The vines are almost entirely located in the Rioja Alavesa sub zone, in the shadow of the Sierra de Cantabria which protects them from the rigours of the storms from the north. They are situated in the villages of Leza, Elvillar, Páganos, Navaridas, Elciego and, above all, Laguardia, with vines of an average age of 30years. The altitude varies from 500 up to 650 metres above sea level. The higher plantations are seeking quality rather than quantity, with much more distinctive features which allow us to make more personal wines.