The origins of the estate date back to 1077 A.D., a time when it belonged to the Santa María de Herrera Monastery. The cluster of buildings, nestling in the shade of the Obarenes Mountains, were formerly used as a monastery, barracks, a school, a hospice for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago and a hermitage which currently remains open, sheltering our patron saint, the Virgin of the Pear.
We grow Tempranillo, Viura, Garnacha and Mazuelo grape varieties, among others, and they live harmoniously amongst the scrubland, holm oaks, oaks and Spanish firs. The vineyards, located at an average altitude of 650 metres and protected by the Obarenes Mountains, enjoy a privileged microclimate which is ideal for the cultivation of grapes, with cold, dry winters and warm summers.
The soil is based on a calcareous clay mixed with rounded stones, providing it with richness and aeration. This combines with vines (some which are over 50 years old) that are oriented towards midday, favouring the production of grapes with exceptional natural properties, ideal for the production of great wines with a unique character that stems from the terroir.