Our winery was created in 1997 by 3 friends born in Peñafiel. One of them was a winelover who worked for years with several wineries. Friends and family both are now part of this adventure.
The cellar is situated in “the Golden Mile” of DO Ribera del Duero, in a small village called Peñafiel. The special soils (limestone with a deep layer of clay), that were the channel of the Duero river thousands of years ago, are taken as an advantage by our vineyards to produce grapes with the aromas and the typical flavours of the grape Tinta del País (known as well as Tempranillo).
We produce two brands: CARRAMIMBRE and TORRE PINGON. The name of our wines and cellar: CARRAMIMBRE comes from one of our estates, which is situated down the hill, where the castle of the village still stays with vines older than 50 years old; and PINGON is the name of the estate where the cellar was built, and where our youngest vines are planted (22 years old).
The care of our own vines, planted in slopes faced to the south, is controlled by Goyo Navarro and German Medrano (oenologists) and six of us with full dedication to these vineyard tasks. The low yield per hectare due to the crop thinning, green pruning and harvest by hand, allow us to get the character of our autochthonous Tinta del País and enough concentration to let the wines sleep in American and French oak barrels for long time, maintaining the fruity aromas still alive. You can recognize the different styles of wine by the golden rings in our logo (the bottom of three barrels).
We have a wide portfolio of wines: four elegant wines from DO Ribera del Duero (Oak, Crianza, Reserva and Limited Release) and one Rueda wine (100% Verdejo). Some of our red wines are made from Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon, which give us a difference with other wines from DO Ribera del Duero.
Since CARRAMIMBRE wines were born, the quality has been increased vintage by vintage and have received several awards in Spain and abroad to certify day by day the quality of our wines.