ownerDavid Sampedro and Melanie Hickman
Bodegas Bhilar is a boutique winery located in Elvillar, Rioja Alavesa, run by husband and wife team, David Sampedro and Melanie Hickman. Their goal is to make terroir-driven wines with soul, respect the land, work only with indigenous grapes, and to share their unique wines with good people with positive energy.
The village wines of Bodegas Bhilar are produced only from grapres grown in Elvillar and are vinified in the same location, just a few kilometers from the vineyards. Local knowledge and a strong geographic delineation are what gives the wines their unique character.
Wines showcasing the characteristics of the high-altitude, cool climate vineyards of Elvillar, Rioja Alavesa. Sourcing grapes from two viticultors in Elvillar, David works closely with them to adopt sustainable production by reducing yields and the number of conventional treatments in the vineyards.