Switzerland: a paradise among mountains

I recently visited Switzerland again with my unswerving travelling companion: FERRATUS

Switzerland is a country where I feel at home because of its hospitality and its tremendous similarity with northern Spain: its valleys, its endless green meadows and its white mountains, reminding me of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country.

My first stop was Bern. The six kilometres of arcades running round its old centre never cease to amaze me. I recommend going to La Passion du Vin (Schauplazgasse 27) which, as well as being a wine shop is a pleasant wine and tapas bar, where FERRATUS occupies a place of honour. I’m grateful to Thomas and Jürg for their clear commitment to our wines over many years.

For my next stop at Interlaken I was accompanied by: Ueli, a good example of the fact that there are nice people everywhere, and Julia, a Galician who has been living in Switzerland for 30 years. Such a strong woman! We had lunch at the Hotel Aspen (Grindelwald), belonging to Stefan Grossniklaus, a fairytale hotel and good customer for our FERRATUS Sensaciones.

On the third day we went to Aarau, a small town near Zurich which no-one should miss. Accompanied by Matthias Seifritz, de La Passion du Vin (Laurenzentorgasse 7) we went to some amazing restaurants in a town with barely 30,000 inhabitants. That’s Switzerland!

Our last city was Geneva. The little time we spent in this city has made me see that I’ve been missing a jewel, but I’m sure I’ll be back. Thank you Manuela, Antonio, Gloria, Fabien, Juan Carlos – “Spaniards in Switzerland” – for coming to the tasting organised by Ms. Ana María Menéndez Pérez, Spain’s Ambassador Permanent Representative to the Office of the United Nations and other international organisations based in Geneva.

See you again very soon, Switzerland!!!


We are #SpiritofRibera

The Governing Council for the Ribera del Duero Denomination of Origin has presented its new corporate image, which is also ours, because at FERRATUS we are Ribera del Duero. We are #SpiritofRibera to the very roots.

“The new image of Ribera del Duero symbolises the growth, development and current situation of our Denomination of Origin through the new symbol in vertical format. It is a logo which, like the wines, emerges from the earth of Ribera del Duero with the different shades of its landscapes: types of soils and land, vibrant colours and types of wine,” the Governing Council explains.

FERRATUS is proud to bear the Ribera del Duero brand within and beyond our borders; a  brand which, through its revamped image, projects the #SpiritofRibera of all the wineries making up the denomination and the people who love this land of vineyards. A way of experiencing wine linked to a creative attitude, which, together with its wineries, the Governing Council has put into activities in the fields of fashion, culture, leisure and music.