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The first years of the fifties were difficult times for the Irurtia family. That was the moment when parents and uncles give the company responsibility to Dante Irurtia, who, since 1954 leads the management of the winery together with his own family, remaining by fifty six vintages.

Innovator and visionary was Dante Irurtia in the sixties and seventies one of the pioneers in adopting technological changes in the import of French vines and the generation of new technology with the look on improving wine quality. His tireless encouragement and dedication allowed the International recognition that Irurtia Winery obtained in those years. Bulgary Wine contest in 1966 was the first link of an uninterrupted chain ofpresentations and recognitions obtained in International events organized by the OIV .

In 1988 Dante Irurtia was honoured with “la orden al Merito Agrícola” ( CHEVALIER DU MERITE AGRICOLE) by the French Goverment for his innovative techniques in the wine making. Dante Irurtia established as a myth in the world of viticulture and his brand acquired the international prestige that only superior quality wines have.

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