Ethical Code and Quality Policy, Environment and food safety




The origin of Marqués de Murrieta winery is also the origin of Rioja. Don Luciano Murrieta, applying techniques learned in Bordeaux, crafted the first Rioja wine in 1852 with the intention of enduring over time.

Due to its historical importance in the world of wine, its heritage, and the architecture of the Castillo de Ygay, the headquarters of Marqués de Murrieta, was declared a museum in 2019.

Since 1983, the Cebrián-Sagarriga family has been leading Marqués de Murrieta Estates & Wines, a family educated in craftsmanship and daily effort. Brothers with a Galician heart who fondly remember their parents every day with love and gratitude.

The major renovation project of Marqués de Murrieta was completed with the inauguration in 2021 of the new winemaking facilities, a complex of buildings with more than 25,000 square meters, built next to the Castillo de Ygay. These spacious facilities are equipped with the latest technology for winemaking, becoming one of the most avant-garde buildings in the world. These innovative facilities are embraced by over 50,000 square meters of gardens that create an idyllic setting.

With this project, the winery manages to update itself entirely without altering its roots and identity, seamlessly merging tradition and modernity.

Our vineyards are our history, our uniqueness, our passion.
Our wines are born in our Ygay Estate, a vineyard of 300 hectares located in the southern part of Rioja Alta, surrounding our winery, allowing us exhaustive control of the quality of our wines from their inception.





The origin of Pazo de Barrantes dates to the early 16th century and has been linked to the Cebrián-Sagarriga family since then.

It is a unique stone-built structure that has witnessed significant episodes in the history of Galicia for centuries. Next to it stands the winery, also made of stone, built in 1991 by Vicente Cebrián Sagarriga, X Conde de Creixell and father of the current owners, following the same philosophy as Marqués de Murrieta: crafting wines that showcase the character and personality of the vineyard they come from.


Pazo de Barrantes is surrounded by 12 hectares of its own albariño grape vineyard, all in the Valle del Salnés, in the heart of the Rías Baixas D.O.

The unparalleled terroir and its unique microclimate, combined with daily effort, care, and expert knowledge, allow us to obtain, year after year, grapes of the highest quality. A meticulous winemaking process without haste will allow this grape to express its full potential in wines with a vocation for longevity and great personality.





A way of life that begins in the land with each grape and is shared with the world through our wines. We are a family united with a human team with the same goal: to keep our tradition alive, believe in ourselves, in the quality we can offer, and in the effort to seek excellence every day. We work with our hands, our minds, our hearts, applying technology, always in balance with our history.

Marqués de Murrieta is in continuous evolution, with new, transformative, and visionary ideas. Ideas that help us adapt to new times, new consumers, ourselves, and our dreams. Marqués de Murrieta is the pride of knowing that our vocation leads us to always do what we love, just as we love to do it. It is the passion to dignify our vineyard, every grape, every bottle, and every glass of wine in every corner of the world where we go. It is also the commitment to return to society everything within our reach.



The Code of Conduct of Marqués de Murrieta Estates & Wines is established to provide additional guidance regarding legal compliance, as well as to establish the main rules of conduct to be followed internally and in all company interactions with third parties. These rules are mandatory for all employees and will be extended to all suppliers, collaborators, and stakeholders.


1. Transparency and Ethics

Marqués de Murrieta Estates & Wines considers transparency, integrity, and business ethics as a fundamental basis in all its relationships, whether labor, commercial, or social. Marqués de Murrieta Estates & Wines expects that at all times:

  • All applicable laws, regulations, and rules are respected in all areas of operation, whether at the local, national, or international levels.
  • The best sustainable practices are implemented in accordance with current regulations.
  • Proper use and protection of the assets and property of the companies are ensured, with all employees ensuring the assets and facilities of their companies are handled prudently, reasonably, and responsibly.
  • Unethical practices or conduct that may harm the reputation of the companies are not carried out, even if they do not violate the law.
  • Actions that compromise or jeopardize legality and fundamental ethical principles are not participated in.
  • Transparent and honest actions are taken in all financial, commercial, or business information issued.
  • The principles of confidentiality are respected, not using, or sharing received confidential information except for legal obligations or compliance with judicial or administrative resolutions.
  • The necessary means are available to guarantee the privacy of personal data to which access is obtained in the exercise of their activities.
  • The strictest ethical and moral conduct rules are followed, refraining from engaging in practices involving corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
  • No direct or indirect payments in cash or in kind are offered to any of its employees or other entities with the intention of illicitly obtaining or maintaining business or other advantages.


2. Fundamental Ethical Principles

Marqués de Murrieta Estates & Wines recommends that its suppliers, collaborators, and stakeholders have their own policies and codes of conduct that guide behavior in accordance with these fundamental ethical principles. Marqués de Murrieta Estates & Wines respects and embraces the values included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Resolutions of the International Labour Organization, aimed at respecting the dignity of the individual, and the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child. Consequently, Marqués de Murrieta Estates & Wines always expects that its Group and related parties:

  • Take appropriate measures to ensure the absolute respect for Human Rights within their organization, avoiding any violation of them, both within their organization and in their area of influence.
  • Support and respect the protection of internationally recognized fundamental human rights within their sphere of influence, ensuring not to be complicit in any form of abuse or violation of them.
  • Reject any manifestation of physical, psychological, moral harassment, or abuse of authority, or any other conduct that intimidates or offends the rights of individuals.
  • Ensure the removal of physical barriers that may limit the opportunities of disabled people.
  • Work to increase social awareness of sustainability, ensuring sustainable products and services; prioritizing, for example, durable, resilient, and adaptable designs to promote the sustainability of materials and resources from design; also prioritizing the purchase or rental of local materials, reducing transportation costs, among others.


3. Labor Practices and Decent Work

  • Maintain an environment where all workers are treated with dignity and respect, without resorting to threats of violence, exploitation, or sexual abuse, verbal or psychological harassment, or mistreatment.
  • Prohibit forced labor in all its forms, adopting employment practices consistent with ILO conventions in this regard.
  • Provide workers with a safe and healthy work environment, complying with laws and regulations regarding wages and working hours, respecting all workers' rights.
  • Not accept any form of employment and occupation discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, social or ethnic origin, physical ability, pregnancy, health status, public opinion, union membership, or marital status. Also, respect the legal reservation of social hiring of disabled people in accordance with current legislation.
  • Support the eradication of child labor by not hiring underage workers for any type of work, with the minimum age for admission to employment not less than the age of compulsory schooling completion, according to national legislation.
  • Ensure policies of safety and occupational health for all employees to comply with legislation and avoid any type of occupational accident in all activities carried out by the company.
  • Encourage communication with employees and improve the strategic family-organization-environment alliance.
  • Ensure the necessary training and education of its workers. Provide workers with all equipment that ensures their total safety in their workplaces.
  • Offer employees a safe and healthy workplace, committing to complying with international safety standards. Ensure, at a minimum, access to drinking water and sanitary facilities, safety in case of fire, industrial hygiene, sufficient lighting and ventilation, and adequate protection for each activity.
  • Have preventive measures in place to avoid work risks and responses to emergency situations in the event of accidents during work activities.
  • Ensure and maintain good order and cleanliness conditions in the work areas.
  • Train employees to be aware of these measures and apply them, ensuring their own safety and that of other employees, clients, suppliers, collaborators, customers, and, in general, all people who may be affected by the development of their activities.

4. Quality and Environment

  • Have an effective environmental policy and comply with current legislation and regulations on environmental protection, committing to promote initiatives that seek to combat climate change and conserve biodiversity.
  • Maintain a preventive approach and promote initiatives that encourage greater environmental responsibility, seeking greater efficiency in their activities, facilities, equipment, and means of work.
  • Design production processes that represent efficient use of available resources and minimize environmental impact; promoting among its employees and activities to be carried out, responsible and efficient consumption of water; minimizing energy consumption, use of more polluting refrigerants, and greenhouse gas emissions as well as working with efficient transportation, among others.
  • Promote the development and dissemination of environmentally friendly technologies; ensuring the promotion and protection of the biodiversity (fauna and flora) of the environment and minimizing or eliminating light and noise impacts.
  • Anticipate effective systems for the identification, control, and treatment of the main environmental impacts generated by their activities in terms of natural resource consumption, emission management, waste, hazardous substances, and discharges; and in case of environmental damage, use all necessary means to restore the situation to the status quo ante of the event that caused the impact.




Unethical behavior, violation of the code of conduct, or current regulations can harm the reputation of Marqués de Murrieta Estates & Wines, its brand, and its activities, as well as its owning family and responsible individuals. This could lead to fines and civil and/or criminal liability for individuals or the company.

Employees are required to report any potential violations of the Code of Conduct through the form available on the Marqués de Murrieta Estates & Wines website ( under the Whistleblower Channel.

The privacy of individuals involved will be protected to the extent necessary to conduct an appropriate investigation or as required by law. Violations of this code of conduct may result in disciplinary measures, including warnings, suspensions, or termination, depending on the severity of the infraction. Third parties are also encouraged to use this Whistleblower Channel to report any identified non-compliance to Marqués de Murrieta Estates & Wines.


We're a family. Not only for ownership but for our daily work; a total dedication in our daily tasks always in search of excellence, always transferring affection to everything we do; tasks that we begin by dedicating to the care of our vineyards in our Ygay Estate; To focus later on the management of the entire process of production and subsequent aging of our wines in the winery and on all the actions necessary for their successful presentation in the different markets and their subsequent delivery to all our end customers distributed in the different corners of the world to be able to share with all of them unforgettable family moments.
There are already 170 years of continuous effort that we want to turn into another new 170 more years of prestige and world recognition; continuing to write lines of this beautiful story of which all its protagonists can feel proud and satisfied.

We maintain a meticulous respect for wine, we control our grape from its birth to its collection and, with traditional techniques, we combine the highest technology in production methods, validating the appropriate aging periods in barrel and bottle; in order to obtain wines of the highest quality.

Wine is a living being and that is why as a family is where it can best be cared for and thus be able to reach the top.

Our commitment to caring for our planet is total; with the care of nature that gives us so much. With total determination, we are committed to reducing the environmental impact of all our activity through the sustainable use of natural resources and raw materials, optimization in the generation of waste, as well as the protection of the environment and the prevention of pollution, especially the fight against climate change. All these commitments acquired will be a reference framework for the establishment of part of our periodic objectives.

Of course we owe ourselves to the utmost rigor in terms of food safety; making safe wines that have perfect traceability and traceability at the different stages of the entire production process; totally transparent and available whenever required; To maintain and continue to increase as far as possible the great trust that all our customers have in our brands. The protection of the consumer's health of our wines must be solidly guaranteed; identifying, analyzing, preventing, minimizing and, whenever possible, eliminating all health risks or critical points in their production process.

It is also our obligation to be sensitive to the changing needs of the market and our environment in any field, always respecting our tradition, but adapting to so much new, complying at all times with all the legal requirements established in all areas as well as establishing for ourselves other even more rigorous requirements in quality matters, Environment and food safety to improve all our processes; placing great emphasis on the continuous training of our staff in order to reduce possible risks and thereby enhance our strengths by giving solidity and life to the imposed purpose of continuous improvement of our entire integrated system.

Our purpose at all times is to transfer to our project all our family values, vital to guarantee the involvement, enthusiasm and joy of our entire environment: our staff, our suppliers, our distribution, our clients or the simple spectators of the project.
We want them inside and outside our borders to know through our wines of the highest quality how we are and what we feel, and to be able to share our beautiful path with all of them.


Family Creixell