Inside Barón de Ley’s new €10m winery and barrel storage facility

Rioja’s Barón de Ley has invested €10 million in a new winery with 64 40,000-litre capacity fermentation tanks and the second largest barrel storage facility in the world, which is capable of holding 30,000 barrels. With the project due to be completed next year, take a look at the progress so far.

With large, ring-shaped lights suspended from the ceilings, Barón de Ley’s impressive €5 million barrel storage facility is nearing completion. Once finished, the building will house 30,000 French and American oak barrels, as well as several concrete tanks with a capacity of 400,000 litres. Barón de Ley spends around €3 million on barrels each year and the new facility and barrel racking line will be capable of racking 50 to 60 barrels in an hour.

The winery has also expanded its bottle storage capacity, with the site now able to store 7.2 million bottles, up from 4.5 million.

One Response to “Inside Barón de Ley’s new €10m winery and barrel storage facility”

  1. Vantage says:

    How do they top up the barrels…. Every week, this means not only a heavy work but some climber’s talent!!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Marketing Manager

Amathus Drinks Plc
London, UK

Partner Manager - Manged On-Trade

Maverick Drinks
London, UK

Brand Manager

Hatch Mansfield
Ascot, Berkshire

Head of Sales

London, UK

Logistic and Fullfilment - Whisky (and wine) administrator

Stilnovisti Ltd
London, United Kingdom // Dufftown, Keith, United Kingdom

Account Manager

Harviestoun Brewery
Field Based, UK

Buyer - Spain & South America

London, UK

Events Sales Manager

Field based - London or surrounding area

Sales Director Europe

Mirabeau Wine

Argentina Breaking New Ground Masterclass Series

Leeds,United Kingdom
17th Oct 2018

Argentina Breaking New Ground Masterclass Series

Edinburgh,United Kingdom
18th Oct 2018


5th Nov 2018
Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2018

Deadline : 17th October 2018

Green Awards 2018

Deadline : 19th October 2018

Click to view more

The Global Sparkling Masters 2018

As with all of the drinks business awards, our judging panel is comprised of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers making the competition globally renowned.

Champagne Masters 2018

Enter your wines into the Champagne Masters 2018, the only blind competition dedicated to Champagne in the UK.

Click to view more