It’s been 15 years since María Luisa and Enrique decided to embark on this venture and make the dream of their father, Pedro Cuevas, a reputed businessman who is loved by all, come true.
Although this family had no experience in the wine business, María Luisa had the foresight to form a great team to help her face this exciting challenge: Create their very own winery in the Ribera del Duero and produce amazing wines, the FERRATUS.
At the head of the winery, María Luisa Cuevas explained “Needless to say, with our background, it was pretty hard at first and it took a lot of work and many tumbles to grow and become a strong company”.
My relationship with wine began with love at first sight and, even today, it has the madness and magic of the first meeting, combined with the good sense and responsibility of mature love.
You can make wine for different reasons, but when you do it deliberately with true passion, in an almost visceral way, you make it part of yourself and something of you comes to form part of your creation. Nor do I forget that there are two of us doing the creating, the two sides of the same coin that is FERRATUS, my winemaker and I. He is the performer and I am the composer of what is intended to be a little work of art every year. But we couldn’t do anything without the rest of our team, our orchestra. My family who provide the instruments, the scores and the concert hall and contribute their strength, their work and their support so that a sweet, elegant melody can play on our palates.
I am in no doubt that our wines have “a special something”, causing different sensations and emotions depending on when and with whom you enjoy them. Those who have tried them know it, and I invite those who haven’t tried them to discover them: I guarantee they won’t be disappointed.
Mª Luisa Cuevas