Sotillo De La Ribera VineyardBodegas Valparaíso, located in Quintana del Pidio (Burgos) is also known as Ribera’s Garden, situated on a mound overlooking the town and it’s old buildings. The town of Quintana del Pidio is closely linked to the nearby Silos monastery, imbedded in historical and artistic surroundings that hallmark this wine growing area. A perfect spot to house the winery’s building, dominated by the central turret housing it’s clock, which marks the passage of time from both within and without it’s walls.

Bodegas Valparaíso began on the 28th October 2000 it’s journey in Ribera del Duero, one of the most attractive and thriving appellations in Spain.

It boasts 70 Hectares of privately owned vineyard planted mostly with Tempranillo vines, also known locally as Tinta Fina or Tinta del País. The oldest vines were planted early in the 20th Century on bush vines, and the younger ones early in the 21st Century on trellis lines.

The old vineyard is close to the winery in Quintana del Pidio, and the newer ones are on prime high altitude areas in Sotillo (Burgos) at 825 m. altitude and Pesquera de Duero (Valladolid) at 925 m. altitude.

The grapes from each vineyard are fermented separately and subsequently blended just prior to beginning the ageing process. 25% of the ageing barrels are French oak, and the rest are American oak. Our wines show dark cherry red colour and have an intense bouquet and mouthfeel of rich, spicy red berry fruits.

Terroir, grapes, winemaking and ageing methods all allow us to be unique.

About the D.O. Ribera del Duero

bodega-galeriaThe Duero river which gives the it’s name to the appellation, is closely linked to vines and winemaking. It comprises an area called the “Alto Duero” (the high Duero) of approximately 110 kms. long and 30 kms. wide. It runs through the provinces of Burgos, Soria, Valladolid and Segovia, with the river as its natural axis. Two thousand years ago, the dwellers of the Duero river basin used it’s course to exchange goods, among them wines, as shown in the ancient mosaiques in Valdearados depicting Bacchus.

Several religious orders settled in the Duero Valley from the 11th Century founding monasteries by the river. The monks planned the viticulture in the valley, bringing with them techniques that have been upheld until today. But the revelation of the true potential that the Ribera wines had came along with the creation of the D.O. Ribera del Duero in 1982. The Ribera del Duero appellation has, for the most part, a low to moderate annual rainfall (400-600 mm.) together with dry summers, long and cold winters with high temperature oscillations between day and night. The soils are mostly clay and limestone.

About our vineyards

Bodegas Valparaiso counts with 70 Hectares of privately owned vineyard planted mostly with Tempranillo vines, also known locally as Tinta Fina or Tinta del País. The one closest to the winery in Quintana del Pidio was planted early in the 20th Century on bush vines, and the other two, planted early in the 21st Century on trellis lines on prime high altitude areas in Sotillo (Burgos) at 825 m. altitude, and Pesquera de Duero (Valladolid) at 925 m. altitude.

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