Bodegas Bhilar/Struggling Vines

Bodegas Bhilar is a boutique winery located in Elvillar, Rioja Alavesa and is run by couple David Sampedro and Melanie Hickman. They started in 1999 and work according to the principles of biodynamics. Their goal is to make wines with soul, respecting the land and using local grape varieties. In addition to their Rioja wines, they also make some wine in Salamanca and Melanie has a project called Struggling vines, reviving old vineyards with quality grapes. All of their wines are unique and very distinctive.