After decades dedicated to wine in different parts of the world, three wine lovers decided to join together in pursuit of a shared dream: to find some mature vineyards with the potential to make a great red wine  in Spain, and then establish a winery which would combine the most modern oenological techniques with respect for traditional winemaking methods.

Their goal was to make a wine which would truly be a work of art, a great wine to be savoured as a fleeting pleasure, but which would gain a lasting place in the history of Spanish wines.

This dream took shape during the course of many conversations between the founders of this winery accompanied, naturally, by a good glass of wine. A good wine brings friends closer together, even when they are separated by an ocean. After a long search José Ramón Ruiz finally found a small hill behind Padilla de Duero, in the heart of Ribera del Duero, an area known as the Golden Mile because it is home to the most prestigious wineries in Spain. Here the dream was transformed into reality with the construction of a small state-of-the-art winery, under the auspices of a magnificent olive tree over 1,500 years old. A winery which combines art and history with innovative facilities, a place where they could achieve their dream of making outstanding wines through the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.

This is how Tr3smano began. The winery is situated near the town of Peñafiel, just off the road that runs from Peñafiel to the neighbouring town of Quintanilla de Onésimo. It is also very close to the famous archaeological site of Pinai, the ancient city of the Vaccaei, where there was a necropolis which was in use from between the IV century B.C. to the I century B.C. It also has an antique winepress where the grapes from these vineyards were trodden, following the traditional method, from the XVIII century on.


The name Tr3smano was chosen by the founders because it encapsulates several different meanings. The number was included as a permanent reminder of the number of dreamers whose dream was to make this wine: three.

It also evokes the old Spanish expression a trasmano or desmano, which means that a place is hard to find, is off the beaten track. It also describes things which are not easy to achieve, such as making a good wine.

Tr3smano also recalls the origin, or essence, of the winery, located in a region which has a long tradition of winemaking, and whose people have learnt over the ages to transform the harsh terrain into productive land, hard work into fertility, and the earth into wine.

We believe that a wine is born in the vineyard, and is crafted into a great wine through a combination of innovation and tradition.


A great wine can only come from an exceptional vineyard, tended with loving care by man.

All our vineyards are planted exclusively with Tempranillo, and most are grown using the goblet vine-training system, with a plantation density of around 3,000 to 4,000 vines per hectare.

The total area under vines is approximately 30 hectares. Most of the vines are over 35 years old, although some of them are over 80 years old, and they are all very-low producing vines. All the work on the vines is carried out by hand. 

Tr3smano´s wines come from grapes from some of the most prestigious vineyards, located in three of the best winegrowing subzones of the Ribera del Duero. The winery is situated in a subzone of the Golden Mile in Valladolid, and is surrounded by the prestigious La viña del Lagar vineyard, which is 50 years old, and has very poor, sandy loam soil.  Our vineyards are planted on much more limy soil not far from our winery, in the Pesquera Hills on the other side of the river. 

Fernando Remirez de Ganuza has owned his own vineyards in Ribera del Duero for many years. The Cuesta de la Perdiz and Llano de la Ermita vineyards are situated in the municipal district of Olmedillo, which is part of the Burgos subzone of Ribera del Duero, and have clay loam soils. This area, known as the Golden Diamond, is also home to other small local expert winegrowers, and we work with them in their vineyards, some of which are almost a hundred years old, from the pruning season through to harvest time.  We also work closely with small winegrowers in the area of Moradillo.


Our know-how and expertise is not based on following fixed rules for the use of technology in winemaking and aging. Instead, we decide when and how to use the technology, depending on the quality of each year´s harvest, and the potential of the grapes. 

Both Fernando Remírez de Ganuza and Pedro Aibar have acquired extensive experience in winemaking over the years, and have a keen grasp of the most important factors in the production of an outstanding wine. These factors include the correct use of the winemaking techniques, and choosing the best barrels for the fermentation and aging processes. It is also important to remember that the aging period always depends on the wine, and not on what it says in a book. In addition, while it is true that the quality of a barrel, and its toasting time, play an important role in the making of a great wine, the personality of Tr3smano´s wines does not depend solely on the type of barrel used, as there is also other important factor.

An essential part of making a great wine is having the intuition and expertise needed to know exactly when a wine should be bottled. When the combination of grapes, wood, and time have come together to achieve the desired balance, the result is a great wine in a bottle. This is why Tr3smano chooses not to class itself as a Reserva wine. Instead, we prefer to be free to bottle our wine each year only when our experience tells us that the time is right.


All the founders of Tr3smano have worked for many years in the world of wine.

 All the founders bring their extensive experience, and share the common aspiration of making Tr3smano a great wine.

The Ruiz family has succeeded in making La Europea the leading importer and distributor of wines in Mexico. Their in-depth knowledge of the international high-quality market is extremely important to the success of this winery.

Fernando Remirez de Ganuza is one of the most important winemakers in Spain today. His philosophy is based on the importance of innovation and meticulousness, and a firm belief that an exceptional wine can only be made through rigorous grape selection and a painstaking attention to detail at all stages. He gained international recognition for making the first Spanish wine to be awarded 92 Parker points (Remirez de Ganuza Reserva 1994) and, 10 years later, he was awarded 100 Parker points for his Reserva 2004. He owns some prestigious vineyards in Ribera del Duero, and now shares Jose Ramón Ruiz´s dream of making Tr3smano into a great wine.

Pedro Aibar is one of the leading figures in the world of wine in Spain. He helped create the Somontano designation of origin while working for Viñas del Vero, and also founded Bodega Blecua, one of the first boutique wineries in Spain. From 2010 to 2016 he ran the famous Riojana El Coto winery, and also has his own family winery, Pagos del Moncayo, in the Campo de Borja designation of origin. He brings his wide-ranging experience to the dream of making Tr3smano a great wine, along with La Europea and Fernando.


Tr3smano Vendimia: this wine is the result of combining the grapes from the three subzones where the vineyards are located. The grapes are subject to a meticulous selection process, and not all the grapes in the vineyards are harvested every year, as part of the grape harvest has to be discarded in some years in order to achieve a higher quality wine.

The wines are aged in Bordeaux oak barrels for around 18 months. Every year we make sure we have a balanced proportion of American oak barrels and French barrels, and first-year and second-year wines. Our goal each harvest is to make a Tr3smano Vendimia wine which has the personality of a great Ribera del Duero, by enhancing the quality of the grapes with the aromas and flavours of a great barrel aging process.

Tr3smano Tm (Tr3smano Milenio): This is a special wine named in honour of our millenary olive tree, and is made separately from the other wines, using specially selected grapes from some of our vineyards during exceptionally good years. This means we can only make it when we have an outstanding harvest. The wine is aged in a special set of barrels and tasted each month by Fernando and Pedro. At the end of the aging process only some of the wine in these barrels is of a high enough quality to be blended and bottled. The wine is aged in the barrels for an average period of over 24 months. We cannot guarantee how many bottles will be produced a year, or in which years the wine will be made. However, we can guarantee that each bottle is a great work of art, which is well worth enjoying.

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