Juan Carlos Sancha

From the Latin phrase

to do as you wish ‘Ad Libitum’,

a winemakers vision came to life.

Situated in the Najerilla Valley in the Rioja Alta, Bodega Juan Carlos Sancha 
spreads over 5ha of some of the highest elevated and cool locations around. These densely planted vineyards cause the vines to stress, therefore producing fewer grapes and resulting in some of the finest expressions of Rioja in your glass. 

Modern and elegant, these high-quality wines are all organic. 


Juan Carlos, a pioneer in the organic world and professor of enology at the University of Rioja, along with his colleague discovered and rescued and from extinction 3 minor indigenous grape varieties, Tempranillo Blanco, Maturana Tinta and Maturana Blanca. Juan Carlos and his Bodega are the first Rioja winery to make commercial wine from these lost grapes. 


Ad Libitum wines once again proves that from great grapes comes great wine.

What to expect

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