Viña Lanciano.
A story linked to the land


Once upon a time there was a bend in the River Ebro. Once there was a land loaded with legend and history. Once there was Viña Lanciano.

Viña Lanciano is the name of this spectacular setting, 72 hectares embraced by a curve of the River Ebro, on the natural border between the Rioja Alta and the Rioja Alavesa. A privileged location, sheltered by the Cantabria Mountains, which creates a different microclimate in each of its 22 parcels, where we respect the logical balance of nature to the maximum through sustainable vine growing.


A terroir with a character of its own

Time, the legacy of nature and the increases and decreases in the level of the river throughout the years, mean that Viña Lanciano enjoys conditions that confer a character all of their own. The Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano and Garnacha vines - as old as sixty years of age - have to dig their roots deep into the soil to find nutrients to survive on this pebble-strewn former riverbed. An almost legendary effort by nature, which is transmitted to the grapes and reflected in the wines’ mineral profile.


A climate that leaves its mark

A terroir marked by its location, sheltered by the Cantabria Mountains, with the El Rincón hill on the southern limit of the vineyard and a meander of the River Ebro surrounding it completely. As such it is naturally protected from frost and extreme summer heat.

Viña Lanciano throughout the four seasons


We start pruning when the vineyards are at rest. For the plant's wellbeing, this is a task that it is carried out by hand and late; we wait for a key moment when the sap starts to flow again, known as sap rise.


At the end of winter, or the start of the spring, budbreak occurs in our vineyard. The vines start to grow. Towards the end of spring, the vine is covered in tiny flowers, which will become the bunches of grapes. It is time for trimming and suckering to take place.


This is the time for canopy management, tipping the shoots and leaf thinning. The fruit develops. Veraison, the moment when the bunches of grapes change colour, tells us that the countdown to harvest has begun.


After the fruit has been harvested, the leaves of the vines change colour before falling, colouring the vineyards yellow, red and ochre. Autumnal colours dominate in this singular setting, offering a multisensory experience.


Sustainable viticulture

We actively practice sustainable viticulture in our vineyards, in order to achieve balanced viticulture, developing the plants' own immunity and creating a microclimate for the bunches where air and sunlight can flow freely.

Find out more about sustainable practices in Viña Lanciano.

Take a walk through our vineyard to discover some of the tasks we carry out throughout the year.


The legend behind LAN

Legend has it that Charlemagne himself crossed the Mantible Bridge, which was enormous in size - almost 170 metres long, 5 metres wide and up to 30 metres high - with seven semi-circular arches. Now, just two of the arches remain, used as an illustration on the label of our most iconic wine, Viña Lanciano, from its inception.


22 parcels

From the outset, we set pioneering standards that we assert through our claim that "winemaking starts with viticulture," in which the vineyard is given the starring role, along with the art of respecting its natural cycle. The modest work of men and women who hold the secrets to each of the parcels; understanding their timings and needs. The everyday tasks of pruning, fertilising and thinning the vines preserve our terroir sustainably, until the day comes to hand harvest the fruit.

Take a look at our map to discover the names of our parcels.


Hand selection and harvest

Our way of understanding winemaking starts with viticulture. And it is in the vineyards where we very carefully select our raw material. We harvest completely by hand, bunch-by-bunch, in small crates, when the grapes have reached their peak of ripeness. Upon their arrival in the winery, the grapes that come from the Viña Lanciano estate undergo a double sorting process, firstly by bunch, and secondly by berry.


Our estate wines

Viña Lanciano
The soul of LAN
LAN A Mano
Handcrafted luxury
The greatest exponent
LAN Xtrème
Extreme respect
for the raw material

Club Lanciano

Become part of our exclusive Private Club


The Lanciano Club is the ideal place to enjoy the exciting world of wine with LAN and be part of our constant search to reflect the vine through wine.

The Club is named in honour of Viña Lanciano, our vineyard located in a meander of the Ebro River, the origin of the grapes that go in the LAN estate wines. These include our LAN Colección Privada Reserva wine, a wine that is offered exclusively for the members of our club and is not available through the usual channels.