At the beginning of the XX century Juan Contreras Corbalan´s family founded a little winery in Aviles , a dependant village of Lorca in Murcia. In a short time, its wines started to stand out in the region and when The Civil war was over, the family built a huge winery with a manufacturing capacity of about 1, 000,000 litres.The reason of their success: The area is 750 meters above the sea level and its special microclimate joined to outstanding soil features only can result in wines with extraordinary taste and mouth feeling .
In 2007, after a half century closed down, the family decided to take up the business again with the purpose of recovering those wines which became famous in their own right and under premises of our antecesor: respect of grapes, a well-balanced tradition and hi-tech and passion, all joined to get high quality wine.
The new winery was built next to the old winery and let us show our visitors a century of the history of wine in a unique visit in depth .
Belonging to the D.O.(Denomination of Origin) Bullas,the result has been a
lot of recognition awards in the most important concourses in the world.
It´s an example of the architecture called opus incertum, an ancient Roman construction technique.
Inside you can see people without any kind of studies sorted out problems at the period when the electricity hadn’t come yet: An engine which run all the machinery, a rail systems to move the winepresses to the hydraulic press, the transport of wine by gravity, pot buried to store the wine etc.
It was built to blend with the old winery and the urban environment: Ochre-coloured, small windows, pitched roof covered whith Arabian ceramic tiles. Besides its efficient in terms of energy and resources being environmentally responsible and focused on small productions and high quality wines.
In 450 square meters, the surface has two elevations. Inside, on the ground floor, three areas perfectly defined: Manufacturing, barrels and bottling areas. On the first floor a laboratory, a meeting room and two warehouses.
Our typical grape variety of the southeastern in Spain is Monastrell or Mourvedre, our old vineyards are the key factor of our differentiation. Besides in the last 25 years Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon have been planted getting excellent results.
All our vineyards are located in Aviles , a dependant village of Lorca in the province of Murcia and they belong to the D.O.(Designation of Origin) of Bullas.The soil originated from calcareous sediments, and a rainfall level lower 200 litres a year produce a water stress to vineyard reducing the yield to 2kg grapes/plant .
More than 3.000 hours of sunshine and the high altitude about 800 m above sea level with very hot summers exceeding sometimes 40 degrees Celsius and cold winters with usual frosts and sporadic snows cause a special microclimate which provides our vineyards with especial features.