Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Pago de Villagarcía, a new, excellent winery near my hometown
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of discovering a new winery which is located very close to my hometown, and which for whatever reason had escaped my radar thus far. It's near a small village, Retuerta del Bullaque, in the center of Spain (province of Ciudad Real). If you have the chance to visit it, there is a beautiful national park at only a few kms, the Parque Nacional de Cabaneros.
They started their work back in 2001 by making initial attempts of good quality red wines, focused on French grape varieties; since the quality was quite good, they continued and now they are commercializing four kinds of wines, among them three red ones. I have only tasted their Syrah wine, and it is truly astonishing. We were lucky enough to visit the whole winery, being shown to us by the man in charge & oenologist, Adolfo Hornos. And truth be told, we were truly impressed by every single feature: from the care taken to grow the grapes, to the beautiful building of the winery, to the extreme cleanness of the installations, to the very state-of-the-art level of such installations. It is obvious they have done a huge inversion in this winery and I'm convinced their name will get a privileged position if they continue along these lines.
Further, complete information in English on Pago de Villagarcía, is available here.