Conde de San Cristobal winery is owned by the prestigious business partnership Grupo Vinicola Marques de Vargas. The vineyards and winery are located close to Penafiel on the Pago de Valdestremero Estate, renowned for centuries for the excellent grape growing conditions. The philosophy of the partnership is consistent with that of its Rioja and Rias Baixas wines - to produce the highest quality wine, made from grapes grown on estate owned vineyards, in limited production. This project gives the Grupo Vinicola Marques de Vargas a strong presence in the three most prestigious wine growing regions in Spain.
The Convento San Francisco winery was founded in 1998. It is housed within the 13th century remains of the San Francisco convent in Penafiel at the heart of the D.O. Ribera del Duero. Full advantage has been taken of old buildings that have stood the test of time, by renovating them to create century-old spaces for the production of fine wine. Full respect is given to the region’s ancient wine-making traditions while at the same time incorporating new technology into the production process. Starting from the principal that no two harvests are the same, we aim to interpret each harvest individually in order to achieve the best expression of the grapes. The result is pleasant wines with personality that are capable of satisfying experts as well as current-day lovers of fine wine.
Virgin of the Asuncion is a winery with a long history and family tour, begins in 1957 (being one of the pioneers of the Ribera del Duero within 12 existing wineries), we are located in La Horra, which has grown vines and made wine for centuries, as evidenced by the twelfth century underground cellars that today can be visited.
the family owned Bodegas Copaboca and vine estates are close to the town of Torrecilla de la Abadesa, in Valladolid province. Our vineyards are within a bird sanctuary, a riverbed natural reserve called Vega del Duero-Riberas de Castronuno. As a Winery, we are committed to environmental protection. The Ribera del Duero winery is in Sotillo de la Ribera (Burgos) and has a limited production due to low yields per hectare and few rainy days About 2% of our business income is reinvested through organizations (NGOs, Associations, Volunteer), involved in environmental conservation to maintain and preserve the natural reserves of our country.
Cuatro Rayas' history as a winery dates back to 1935. 80 years of effort have made Cuatro Rayas the standard in Spanish white wines.Today, Cuatro Rayas produces nearly 20% of the wine bottled in DO Rueda, with an annual production level of 15 million bottles. Our wines, made mainly from the Verdejo grape varietal, lead white wine consumption in Spain. Our wines also have a large influence in foreign markets, with a presence in over 50 countries.
Respect for the professional past and present of Cuevas Jiménez is clear right from the choice of the FERRATUS brand name for the wines from this family, who come from Ribera del Duero. The iron and steel structure running across the façade of their functional, contemporary winery represents a letter F written backwards and this logo has become increasingly well recognised on the Spanish winemaking scene. Although the Latin FERRATUS can be translated iron clad, the family's original objective was not to make strong wines, but rather to make the most elegant wines in Ribera del Duero. With the F of finesse. With the F of future.
The winery, founded in 1988 sits on the banks of the Duero river. It consists of a set of small buildings which gather around a country house that still serves as a residence for Luis Sanz, the current owner, and his relatives. The restored buildings still retain the thick adoble walls once used for keeping out the heat and now an excellent insulation for the temperature control needed for wine-making and aging. The white-washed walls, the low buildings and the U-shaped architectural structure give the buildings a Basque air reminiscent of its farming history.
Bodegas Diez Llorente was set up in 2001 to give continuity to a culture that has been inherited from generation to generation since the XIV century. In 1965, the Diez Llorente family joined several local wine co-operatives and stopped commercializing bulk wine, although they kept producing wine for private consumption until 1985, always taking care of their own vines exactly this way.
The winery manages more than 600 plantations of the variety of Tinto Fino, of which 15 hectares belong to the owners. There is a basic ecological vocation in all the agricultural work and it can be traced to the biodynamic culture of the property's vines. The harvest is totally manual.