Bodega Classica based in San Vicente de la Sonsierra is part of Vintae, a group of six wineries across different regions of Spain. Started in 1999 by Riojan entrepreneur José Miguel Arambarri Terrero, he first established Bodega Castillo de Maetierra, the only exclusively white wine producer in Rioja, specialising in Muscat which had long been forgotten in the region. The success of the wines has resulted in the creation of a new 'Protected Geographical Indication' for white wines in the Community of La Rioja called Valles de Sadacia.
His two sons, Ricardo and José Miguel, who now run the company, have expanded the project to include a traditional Rioja winery in Bodega Classica, and a more modern take of Rioja with Maetirrea Dominivm as well as bodegas in Toro, Ribera del Duero and Navarra.
Vineyards here are at relatively high altitudes for Rioja, around 500-600 metres. The climate is continental but with cooling Atlantic influence allows grapes to ripen slowly maintain good acidity. Soils are generally pebbles on chalk rich clay.