Álvarez y Díez was founded in 1941 and was one of the founders of the D.O. Rueda. We are mainly focused in white wines using the indigenous grape verdejo but also sauvignon blanc and viura
BODEGAS EL INICIO is a small winery yet is brimming with technology and the knowledge necessary to elaborate and age great wines.
The winery it is situated in a historic site with no possibility of amplification. It was in the past a typical Castilian winery where wine was sold freely in cantaras (old fashioned 16 litres bottles). Some quality wine was bottled without the Ribera del Duero label as this did not yet exist. Local products were also sold here such as pastries and pulses which were popular with the many visitors who were attracted to this emblematic Castilian village.
After remaining closed for more than 5 years, in 2013 the beginning of a dream formed which we can now demonstrate as real today. It was a dream shared by 3 professional (2 of whom live in Peñafiel), a dream with one clear goal: to elaborate high quality wines , wines destined for barrel aging , wines without hurry, elegant and full of flavor.
Wines which in their days gave their name to the Denomination of Origin, which our Director and associate Angel Luis Margüello helped to develop with care and personality back in the 80´s and 90´s .These types of wines, which under his experience, have been the true icons of the area and which are now enjoying a comeback. The wine´s potency falls back to make way for elegance, roughness turns to smoothness, elegant tannins form from aggressive tannins and peace evolves from chaos .
Félix Callejo was born in June 1943 at Sotillo de la Ribera. His family had a long tradition of working in the wine world. Both his grandfather, Faustino, and his father, Felix, owned vineyards and were also “corredores de vino”, or local wine brokers, who acted as agents to find buyers for batches of wine produced by growers in Sotillo.
The Callejo family winery has now passed into the hands of the second generation, and is growing in new and exciting directions under the leadership of the four Callejo siblings. José Félix and Noelia Callejo handle wine production, while Cristina and Beatriz Callejo run the commercial aspects of the business.
José Félix Callejo trained at the hihgly esteemed Pétrus winery, Pomerol, France, and at the Miguel Torres winery of Curicó, Chile. Since 2000 he has been lead winemaker of Bodegas Félix Callejo. Since 2009, José Félix has been supported by Noelia Callejo. Noelia has trained at Argentina's Viña Cobos winery and at Araujo Estate Wines in Napa Valley, California.
Callejo wines derive their caracter from Sotillo de la Ribera, located to the north of the Duero river. We work with our owned 60 hectares of Tempranillo wineyards, distributed in 25 plots exhibiting a diverse profile of soils thanks to our position ~900 m above sea level. We use ecological management techniques, preserving the caracter of our terrain, which allows us to reliably create wines that authentically express the full flavor of the land.
"Our wines are the reflection of our passion for our land"
Located in the heart of Rueda, it accounts for about 18% of the production in the Designation of Origin. The members own more than 2,500 hectares of vineyard. Since the foundation in 1935, it has been a pioneer adapting the new trends in viticulture and winemaking. The fundamental pillars of the winery are wine and social sustainability, taking particular attention to the environment and living conditions of its members and employees. 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 60 countries.
Bodega San Mames is one of the oldest Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin wineries in the world. Our winery was founded in 1964 by the parents and grandparents of our current generation of wine-growers. 2014, therefore, marked our 50th anniversary.
In an effort to keep up with the times, we use cutting-edge equipment and we have also installed a new barrel room which is replaced every five years. However, our winery has lost none of its original character. The concrete tanks which were built way back in 1964 remain in use today.
The winery Castillejo de Robledo was a pioneer in the production of quality wines within the Ribera del Duero Soria province. It was created in 1998 when 17 vine growers from Castillejo de Robledo, built the winery and planted vineyards throughout the area of the Cid plots. The winery is a joint effort among these growers to bring consumers a quality product and made with care and dedication. The vineyards owned by these growers are located on a gentle slope at 980 meters above sea level.
The main objectives of Castillejo de Robledo are:
1. Careful vineyard management.
2. Vinification of high-end wine.
3. Positioning of the Silentium brand.
High Altitude Vineyards
One unique characteristic of the estate is its high altitude at 3,200 ft. above sea level. The harvest is made by hand in October. Probably by the end of the harvest season in Ribera del Duero.
Bodegas Castillejo de Robledo’s annual production is of 75 thousand cases of 9 liters each.
Bodegas Lambuena is a family winery founded in 1989 by three brothers. It is located in Roa a privileged area for growing grapes for its altitude and climate, in the heart of the Denomination of Origin Ribera del Duero. It only works with its own vineyards, more than 70 hectares, with vines that are more than 100 years old, mainly of Tempranillo variety.
Bodegas Montevannos, S.L. was established in the year 1987.It is located in Sotillo de la Ribera (Burgos), a rich and generous land on the highest area of Ribera del Duero.Our vineyard estate covers approximately 300 hectares. Three fourths of the terrain was planted before 1950 with Tempranillo grape variety. Montevannos owns 33 hectares of the Tempranillo and Merlot varieties placed at over 900 metres above sea level.This particular fact,together with grounds of fertile clay and chalky soil and a soft orography, are all essential factors in the growing and ripening process of our grapes, and contribute to grant our wines a unique character and a strong personality. Our wines age in American and French oak casks in the cellars: There they reach the fullness and magnificence of the sought shades, the texture and uniqueness that define our wines. Young Reds, Robles, Crianzas and Reservas: Warm and intense, with aromas of vanilla, fruits and spices. Powerful wines yet balanced and elegant. A way of being.
Carmelo Rodero is the fourth generation of a family of growers from Pedrosa de Duero in Burgos (Ribera del Duero). His great-grandparents used to produce wine in the old and traditional winery until his grandparents founded the Cooperative of Pedrosa de Duero. Sticking to the tradition of his family, Carmelo Rodero started growing his family vineyards and after a few years he decided to stand on his own two feet growing his first 50 hectares (123.5 acres) and selling the grapes to the mythical winery Vega Sicilia during 14 years.
Being aware that a great wine is based on the quality of the grapes, Carmelo decided to bet on his future and founded Bodegas Rodero in 1990. He is particularly proud that since the first vintage in 1991, all his wines have been awarded in the most important fairs and tastings (not only in Spain but also worldwide), which acknowledges their quality.
Supported by his wife, Elena, Carmelo realizes that he was right showing enterprise, as now his daughters, Beatriz and María, very much involved in the winery, also joined him.
Beatriz, his eldest daughter, studied Agricultural Engineering in Spain (specialization in Viticulture) and Oenology at the University of Bordeaux (in France). She is now managing the technical department. There is no doubt she inherited the passion for the vines and the wine from her father.
In 2007, Eduardo Poza, a young entrepreneur with a deep love for the verdejo grape variety, starts to give shape to an ambitious project with the goal to recuperate verdejo’s truest identity. It is part of RUEDA, Denomination of Origin.
At Bohórquez, the vintage, the climate, and the time we invest taking care of the grapes and aging our wines are what make us unique. Our two wines are made of the finest Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes from our prime vineyards. Located on the Pesquera Plateau, at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level, the famed Valderramiro slope is home to the vines of Bohórquez. Limestone soils, cooling breezes and cool nights give us grapes and wine of exceptional quality.