Our commitment to the land and traditions, as well as sustainable agriculture, makes all our vineyards are certified as organic farming. We do not use pesticides or mineral fertilizers. Our vineyards are a reflection of our philosophy. Respect for nature and traditional methods of cultivation and processing, respectful of the environment and the traditions that have made us who we are.
In some vineyards that are not owned by us also take care of his administration and management to have complete control over the grapes that comes into winery.
An old vineyard of 2.75 hectares located North of the Duero river.
This is a plot with very light sandy loam. This lightness terrain makes rainwater penetrates quickly the earth, washing sand and dragging the little organic matter available until the clay "background" where old vines are rooted seeking sustenance. Poor soil, combined with the old age of the vines makes yields very low, ensuring a perfect maturity of the Tinta de Toro and the optimum quality for the production of high quality wines.
1.92 ha vineyard located South of the Duero river, on a slightly elevated and oriented NE area.
This is a plot with very light sandy loam, remains of a Pleistocene terrace, with a percentage of sand that reaches 80%. This light soil attached to the orientation causes maturity slower than other plots, providing a fresh and aromatic wines.
1.7 hectares vineyard located in the heart of the DO Toro. Bardales area has historically been providing the best grapes for the wines of Toro.
This plot has sandy loam clay formed in the Paleogene, the soil is 50% sand and silts and clays rest. It is a hard and impervious floor than the rest of our plots, but retains more water from winter rains, also complicates root development of the vines. This makes their growth is very slow, with some excess vigor in certain years, requiring pruning vary according to the circumstances to ensure a regular and homogeneous production and long life to the vineyard.
Sup.: 3.3 Ha. (8.15 acres) in several plots
Alt.: 730 m.
Age: 40 years on average
Located at the North of the Duero river and very close to the city of Toro, El Palo can be considered as a sandy island in a clay environment, where vineyards, fruit trees and cereal coexist in hamony.
These plots are very similar to Garabitas. The same altitude and very light sandy soil (more than 90 % sand), but thicker than Garabitas, which requires the vines to take root more deeply. This makes the ripeness of the grape is fairly uniform every year.
These vineyards, authentic survivors, produces very floral and aromatic wines that complement perfectly with more structured and less aromatic load wines.
Sup.: 2.6 Ha. (6.42 acres)
Alt.: 730 m.
Age: 50 years
Located South of the River Duero is a plot with very poor soil of the Tertiary period. A mixture of very fine sand and loam with little gravel. Here there are no clays in the background, but the loam bedrock, that being porous allows filtering of rainwater, so very few water reserves the vines can accumulate. They are vines very small with the fruit close to the ground to allow early maturity that produces very balanced wines.
Sup.: 1.8 Ha. (4.45 acres)
Alt: 740 m.
Age: 60 years
The soil of this plot is similar to Valderramiro, but is on the right bank of the Guareña river, a tributary of the Duero which crosses the DO Toro from South to North. The vines here, like in Valderramiro, are very small and provides small bunch of grapes very balanced between tannins and fruit.