Clos Ibai

Clos Ibai

Viñedos Singulares de Rioja


Why Clos Ibai?

“Clos” as a way to define a special place.
“Ibai” means “river” in euskera.
Hence Clos Ibai implies:
“Making wines from singular vineyards with Ebro River as the witness and soul of viticulture from Rioja.”

Clos Ibai is a small project, born in 2014, in Rioja Alavesa. It pursues the dream of being able to maintain a series of unique vineyards that we discovered over the years and that are embodied in the Clos Ibai brand. This refers to the French term Clos (French word that defines the wine-growing property surrounded by a stone wall, generally of monastic origin) and to the term Ibai (Basque word meaning river, in this case, dedicated to the Ebro River). The conjunction of the two words is a declaration of intent to develop plots of unique vineyards and, on the other hand, a tribute to the river that is the backbone of all Riojan viticulture.

We try to capture this philosophy in the vineyard, through its organic cultivation and in the winery, through little interventionist practices, with the aim of obtaining sincere wines that capture the place from which they come and where the expression of the terroir is the essence of the wine.


The area around Baños de Ebro has an abundance of old vines, many of which are protected from the weather, somewhat in the style of Burgundian cloisters, with stone walls. Many of these vineyards are no longer worked, partly because the winegrowers are retiring due to age and their children do not want to work the land, and partly because the market does not pay for these grapes according to their quality or potential.


These clos are an inheritance, so I decided to buy them, or rent them when the purchase was not possible. Thus, giving them with a present and also with a future. They are worked organically and some vineyards are already certified, while others are in conversion.

Clos Ibai will never be a large winery, nor will it put millions of bottles on the market. The project is meant to be small.

The goal is to make terroir wines, microvinifications with character and personality, always with ease of drinking and pleasure as the goal.

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Nuestros Vinos

Clos Ibai Que Rule

100% Garnacha TintaVineyard planted in 2014Area: Navaridas (Rioja Alavesa)Altitude: 400mSoil: clay-limestone.Organic viticulture (certified).Winemaking: whole cluster, spontaneous fermenting in stainless steel.Second fermentation in bottle.Production 2022: 600...
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Clos Ibai Ellas

Grapes: 50% Viura and 50% CalagrañoVineyard Valdesanjuan planted in 1940Area: Navaridas (Rioja Alavesa)Altitude: 400mSoil: clay-limestone.Organic viticulture (certified).Manual harvest at the end of septemberWinemaking: whole cluster,...
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Clos Ibai Blanco

Varieties: 90% Viura. 10% others.Vineyard planted in 1955, on terracesZone: Baños de EbroAltitude: 450mSoil: calcareous clay.Organic viticulture (from the 2017 vintage).Manual harvest.Vinification: Whole cluster pressing,...
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Clos Ibai Tinto

Varieties: 85% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha Blanca, Viura and MalvasíaVineyard planted in 1940, on terracesZone: Baños de EbroAltitude: 450mSoil: calcareous clay.Certified organic viticulture (from 2017).Manual harvest.Vinification:...
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Clos Ibai Garnacha Blanca

Varieties:100% White GrenacheVineyard planted in 2014Zone: Baños de EbroAltitude: 400mSoil: calcareous clay.Certified organic viticulture (from 2017)Manual harvest.Vinification: Whole cluster pressing, fermentation in stainless steel.Aging: 10...
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Clos Ibai Garnacha Tinta

Varieties: 100 GrenacheVineyard planted in 1930, on terracesZone: Najerilla ValleyAltitude: 600mSoil: calcareous clay.Organic viticulture (in conversion).Manual harvest. Vinification: Whole cluster pressing, fermentation in stainless steel.Aging:...
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