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
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"
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.