It is a well-known fact all around the world that Spain is a country of wines. That is not surprising considering that the country has more vineyards planted than any other, is second in the world in terms of wine production and includes 69 designations of origin, acting as guarantees of quality wines.
The Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin is not an old one, but it is the heir to a long tradition going back 2,000 years. The designation of origin as it is today was established in 1982 and its wines now appear in the rankings of the best in Spain and in the world, thanks to the conjunction of vines, soil and climate, together with the preparation, commitment to quality and great effort of its winemakers and vine-growers, who have managed to position its wines among those most in demand in Spain and abroad.
The banks of the River Duero cover 115 kilometers from Burgos to Valladolid. Along them, vineyards and cereal crops succeed one another on slopes, plains and hills that change color from green to reddish and ocher as the seasons advance. An enviable environment at any time of year, it bravely bears the frosts and snows of the hard winters and the midsummer temperature contrasts between the cold of the night and the heat of day.