First edition of the Vignerons Festival by Nacho Álvarez Wines. Twelve wineries from different regions of Spain, France and Portugal will be gathered in a wine celebration like no other, among terraced vineyards, where each winery located on a terrace will make you discover their eco-responsible oenological projects.
The appointment is at: Avenida de Orense 21, Puente de Domingo Flórez, 24380.
Hours: May 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and May 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
You can enjoy wine tasting, direct purchase from the producer, commented tastings of each winery and regional products.
To take into account:
- The entrance fee is 5 euros and includes a tasting glass.
- The producers will offer wine tastings and sales by the glass and bottle.
- To reserve your place for the commented tastings you can do it directly with the producer on the day of the event.
- free parking available
- Because the event will take place on terraces, access may be difficult for people with reduced mobility.
- It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
Map of the wineries by terrace and hours of the commented tastings:
Adega O Cabalin - Valdeorras
It is a project that is based on the recovery of old vineyards of native varieties, through the practice of organic viticulture in balance with nature, producing wines with minimal intervention.
Commented tasting: May 6 at 4:00 p.m.
Abbot Winery - Bierzo
It is located in the heart of the Bercian pot, in the town of Carracedelo, a wine-growing area located in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. The criteria of a responsible viticulture are the basis of the elaboration in Bodega del Abad , taking care of all the cultural practices of the vine, the processes, the pruning and the yields that guarantee the highest quality after the maturation of the grapes.
Some wines that are born with an essence and a character very marked by the land from which they come, within a natural paradise, where the terroir is marked by slate, clay and pebble soils, which transfer their minerality to the personality of the Mencía and Godello grapes. Next to the Carracedo Monastery from the 10th century, the wines are fermented and aged following the most current oenological techniques.
Commented tasting: May 7 at 12:00
Villano - Ribera del Duero
Vine, landscape and people are the starting point for Vilano wines. The fruit is harvested and selected by hand by families that have taken care of the vineyards for three, and even four generations. This sense of community is the basis of Vilano's core identity. Founded as a cooperative in 1957 by the parents and grandparents of the current members, Vilano has grown by remaining faithful to two fundamental priorities: continuous improvement and the conservation of the hundred-year-old vineyards that shape its wines and heritage.
Commented tasting: May 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Grandparents Payment - bierzo
The Pago de los Abuelos project was born from the illusion of memory and affection for some lands, virgin places for the world of current oenology.
What makes this project special:
- Mountain Viticulture in El Bierzo, the only winery awarded with the "Heroic Viticulture" certification in the region
- Focused on the recovery of old vines with planting dates of more than one hundred years
- Godello and Mencía, grown and vinified under organic farming principles without specific certification but with a conviction of caring for the land and the environment. In Spanish known as "Supervised Control", and in French as "Lutte Raisonnée"
Commented tasting: May 6 at 12:00
Located in the heart of Val St Grégoire, its origins date back to 1624.
They are HVE (Haute Valeur Environnemental) certified, which promotes products from farms committed to the environment.
Today its oldest vines date from 1948 and the youngest from 2015. This age range as well as the variety of terroirs and localities mark each of its wines.
Trained in sustainable viticulture, they work their vineyards taking into account the natural balance, favoring the life of the soil and respecting useful fauna and the landscape.
Commented tasting: May 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Recunco Valley - bierzo
It was born from the need to maintain a unique family and landscape legacy, from the love for this land and the variety of flavors it can offer. From the desire to contribute to improving any given day, one of those who cry out for a glass of wine in hand and a smile drawn on their face.
Commented tasting: May 6 at 1:00 p.m.
Cova Abbey - Ribeira Sacra
Abadía da Cova was born with the aim of producing wines, liquors and spirits with the least possible intervention, respecting and protecting the environment. The goal that we have set ourselves since the birth of this company is to maintain the authenticity and typicality of our raw material, so that it reaches our customers with the maximum guarantee of quality and origin.
We are absolutely involved in precision viticulture, land conservation, and respect for the cultural values of our environment. We carry out all the work manually, in search of authentic, healthy and sustainable products, to achieve the highest quality standards.
Commented tasting: May 6 at 9:00 p.m.
bazao - bierzo
the project It was born in 2017 with the lease and recovery of 3.5 ha of old vineyard in San Pedro de Olleros. This small town is located at 750 m in the Ancares River Valley and belongs to the municipality of Vega de Espinareda, in the region of El Bierzo (León). The origin and raison d'être of this personal project has been and is the recovery of these old vines in this small village.
San Pedro de Olleros is also located in the Ancares Leoneses Biosphere Reserve, a place with high biological diversity, although its social capital, its people, constitute the main value of the reserve. The invaluable help of its neighbors has contributed enormously to the birth of Banzao , the first winery in this valley and the first wine from this area.
Commented tasting: May 6 at 5:00 p.m.
Ju's tendrils - The Cabrera
A project that was born from a group of friends united by the unconditional love of the grape no matter where it is.
This oenological project without borders was born from the passion of the Oenologist Nacho Alvarez to experiment with different winemaking techniques using autochthonous grape varieties from a certain region. In this first stage of the project, these regions were covered:
- Ribera del Duero
- Minho regional wine (Portugal)
- Sweet wine from La Cabrera
Commented tasting: May 7 at 4:00 p.m.
singer - bierzo
Cantariña Vinos de Familia was born from the illusion of some brothers to recover an activity that their family had abandoned decades ago but of which two jewels were still preserved: Los Pinos and Valdeobispo. With the fruit of these two vineyards located in Villafranca del Bierzo, the Ysart Alvarez de Toledo brothers want to resume viticulture and the production of good wine in El Bierzo.
Cantariña has a clear vocation for innovation. Nothing is more current today in the Spanish viticultural panorama than the recovery of the terroir and respect for nature in the production of wines in order to enjoy and transmit what the land offers us. Slogans like "The Future is the Past" and movements like Artisan Wine Attraction push us to defend our values.
Commented tasting: May 6 at 6:00 p.m.
pincerna - Lion
The wineries in León de Pincerna are linked to a family dedicated to viticulture for generations. The project stems from the old Villacezán winery, in Gordoncillo, belonging to the García Luengos family, and recently joined the Espinosa winery, in Grajal de Campos, a unique place declared BIC (Asset of Cultural Interest), which represents the historic wine capital.
Pincerna wines are made in a unique way, with daring, control and always looking for the least intervention, as demonstrated by our sulphite-free wines and organic vines.
Our mission is to capture the vineyard in each bottle. Bodegas Pincerna is innovation, the recovery of hundred-year-old vines and the idea that wine is really made in the vineyard.
Commented tasting: May 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Godelola - bierzo
Godello from 10-year-old vines, of which the brothers José and Pilar produce only a thousand bottles each year. "Lola" is how they affectionately called their grandmother Manuela, who owned the vineyard from which this Godello del Bierzo is now produced.
Commented tasting: May 7 at 4:00 p.m.