Bodega Otazu is located in Navarra and has a long history dating back to medieval times. It is one of only 14 wineries in Spain to have the Vinos de Pago status, a classification applied to individual vineyards or wine estates. All Vinos de Pago must be single estate wines made from a single traceable parcel. The wines have much lower yields that other DOs and the vines must be older than 10 years old. Bodega Otazu was awarded its Vinos de Pago status in 2009.
The vineyards of Bodega Otazu have their own microclimate with Atlantic influences and strong northerly winds. There are 14 different soil types on the 110 hectare estate which is divided into 32 parcels made up of of Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. 2016-2020 will see further planting of new varieties including Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and other indigenous grapes.
A very impressive state-of-the-art winery was built in 1994 alongside the old winery and there is an excellent winemaking team lead by oenologist José Luis Ruiz with consultancy from Michel Rolland.