3Ases is a winery in the heart of the Ribera de Duero region that’s committed to quality, hard work and passion. Our limited production means that all processes are controlled down to the very last detail from the vineyard to the bottle, harvesting the grapes by hand which are transported in boxes and then fermented under controlled conditions using
only local yeasts, ensuring the wines are truly expressive of their region. This is the project of César Arranz, Ángel Rodríguez and Rubén San Miguel: 3friends, 3partners and 3Ases who, since 2007, have been dedicated to this enterprise: “a small but great company” in one of Spain’s most famous wine-producing regions.
The AALTO project was founded in February 1999 in the prestigious winemaking region of Ribera del Duero (Spain).
The foundational aim of Mariano García (who had been Vega Sicilia's winemaking director for 30 years) and Javier Zaccagnini (6 years head of Ribera del Duero's Consejo Regulador) was to make a wine that shows a different personality, of high quality and being a faithful reflection of distinct locations, blending them at the end of the aging process to obtain balance and complexity.
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
Arbas is a family winery located in Piñel de Arriba Valladolid. Our philosophy is to produce quality wines and wines with personality. Jesus Arbas and Mayte have managed to permeate under the cellar, wine and facilities of other great passion: dance. It is not easy to relate these fields, but they have succeeded. Visitors are surprised that after wine tasting they can enjoy a visit to the dance Viñas inside the warehouse. A small stage that coexists with the bedroom of bottles, oak barrels and tasting room puts them on notice. The posters that decorate the room, alluding to teachers of Spanish dance, create a climate which explains the basis of the Rond de Jambe wine.
The company was founded in 1950 by Avelino Vegas in Santiuste de San Juan Bautista, in the province of Segovia. He started producing wines with grapes from vineyards in the area, especially Verdejo. The creation of the Rueda appellation in 1982 was the acknowledgement of the quality of white wines from the region. In 1993, the family expanded into Ribera del Duero. They now produce young wines with exceptional quality-price ratio, including and superb Crianzas and Reservas thanks to the important investment of more than 4000 new French and American oak barrels. The family project has been completed with the creation in 2017 ( same year as the 100 Anniversary of its founder Mr Avelino Vegas) of a new winery in the best area from Ribera del Duero for the elaboration of premium wines, where his grand daughter, Cristina Vegas, is the oenologist.
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"
The winery is located in the town of Villalba de Duero, Ribera del Duero region, in the province of Burgos.
The name of the BELA winery arises in honor of one of the three children of the CVNE Co-founder, Sofía, who was known as Bela.
We cultivate 81 hectares of vineyards planted mostly on trellises, in two towns: Villalba de Duero and Moradillo de Roa.
- Our Villalba de Duero vineyards were planted in 2002, with an altitude of 800m. Sandy loam with a continental climate.
- Our Moradillo de Roa vineyards are over 20 years old. They are found at an altitude of 1,000m. Stony soils with a continental climate.
All Bella wines are aged in French and American oak barrels.