Vine-growing is an ancient and tradition in Ronda, back to the Phoenicians; almost 3000 years ago. During centuries, the viticulture has been the mains agriculture activity; until the end of the 19th century when the Phylloxera plague wiped it off from the region. After almost a century of absence; a new generation decided to recover this tradition in the 1980’s,. Ronda is now home to 250 ha (600 acres) and 30 wineries.
The plentiful rains (800/900 mm), together with the significant thermal amplitude (up to 20ºC) allows a slow ripening process, preserving the grapes acidity. The soil, largely clay and limestone in composition, retains the humidity of the rainfall and helps the plants withstand the warm summers.
This terroir allows us to grow a wide range of grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot y Graciano. Planted in 1999 and 2014 and spread between four plots; these varieties of vine have adapted perfectly to the special conditions of the area, offering a singular expression in each case.
The grapes we use are exclusively from our vineyards, all certified organic for years (CAAE certification). The majority of the work in the vineyard is done manually, including the harvest when we closely control the yield in order to obtain the best quality possible.