The history of Bodega Contador begins in 1995, when the winemaker and viticulturist Benjamín Romeo acquired a centuries-old cave under the castle of San Vicente de la Sonsierra (La Rioja). In 1996 he produced the first harvest of his wine "La Cueva del Contador" there and began to buy vineyards for his winery project.
During the following years he carried out small-scale winemaking in the cave and continued acquiring vineyards. In 1999 he made the first vintage of his "Contador" wine.
In 2000, after verifying that these first wines were well received by the market and the specialized media, Benjamin decided to dedicate himself exclusively to his personal project.