Sometime during the 13th century, the Ibarrola family decided to leave the Valley of Lana, a Navarrese valley bordering Álava whose inhabitants grew cereals in the fields and made and sold charcoal.
After they left the valley, they decided to adopt the name of their birthplace as a surname: VAL DE LANA. They crossed over the Sierra de Codes and part of the Cantabrian mountain range before settling in the village of Elciego where they initiated a great grape growing and winemaking enterprise.
In 1950, the grandfather, Pedro, made great efforts to extend its Bodega. Subsequently, the father, Isidoro proudly recalls his beginnings in the commercialization, until 1974 when the first Valdelana bottle is launched.
Currently the owner of the Bodega is Juan Jesus Valdelana who begins in the world of wine in 1980 buying his first vineyards in Elciego, thereby extending the familiar company.
In 1991, Juan Jesus was selected, together with other 14 grape growers, and he received his training in viticulture, enology and marketing, getting his Winemaker Certificate. Juan Jesus make improvements in the building and he pursues new goals with the help of the age-old wisdom of his family.