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La Riojana Raza

COUNTRY: Argentina


ABOUT

La Riojana is one of the largest co-operatives in Argentina and is currently ranked the country’s third largest wine exporter (by volume).

But for our growers, their families and the communities they support, La Riojana means so much more than just the company to whom they sell their grapes. La Riojana now have over 500 producer partners united by our past, with many coming from families that have been part of the co-operative since its beginning in the 1940s.

Collectively our members help to produce over four million cases of wine a year from over 4,000 hectares of vineyards. Over 80% of them are small-scale producers, with the majority owning no more than three hectares of land each.

They are the backbone, the foundation, to the winery’s success and everything La Riojana does is based on providing help, support and services that allow our members and their families to grow and prosper in their own communities across La Rioja province.


NOTES

La Riojana was the first Argentine winery to become Fairtrade certified in 2006. We have grown to be the largest Fairtrade wine producer in the world providing, since 2006, approximately $15 million Argentine pesos of support to our members, our workers, their families and in turn to their local communities.