Guelbenzu’s history goes back to 1851, when it was reported that taxes were paid in demijohns of wine sold by Don Martín María Guelbenzu. It was his son, Miguel Guelbenzu, who modernised and developed the winery, gaining significant awards in 1880 in the form of medals and accolades which were to form an integral part of the company’s image and to figure on the labels of its range of wines, as can still be seen today.

Several generations later, Don Ricardo Guelbenzu took over the reins of the winery, setting in motion a new era of growth and development, which began in 1992 with the launch of what were to become the flagships of our new range of wines, Guelbenzu Evo and Azul. The range was completed in 1999 with the addition of the winery’s iconic brand, Guelbenzu Lautus.