Our

HISTORY

Our

 

HISTORY

 

VALDUERO was founded in 1984 and was one of the
pioneer wineries that formed the D.O Ribera del Duero.

 

Gregorio García Álvarez, Yolanda and Carolina García Viadero: together they constructed the first generation of winemakers following their ancestors. Their sole objective was to become one of the most prestigious wineries in Spain and Europe.

 

Gregorio an industrial engineer, Yolanda an agricultural engineer and Master in Enology and Carolina with a degree in Art History and an MBA, united as a team of associates who fitted together like pieces in a jigsaw and began a long and successful journey, which has led to many international awards and great recognition for the wines which are amongst the 10 top wineries in Europe.

Our

HISTORY

 

In Yolanda´s words,

“I wanted a great winery not a big winery”

 

 

“We wanted to be amongst the most prestigious chateaux in the world, we aimed to make each wine a work of art”.

Carolina García Viadero

Our

 

HISTORY

 

“We have bottles that are unique as they are handcrafted, and their excellence and quality come from natural viticulture and human nurture instead of industrialized plantations and technology.”
 – comments Yolanda passionately.

 

Our

 

philosophy

 

“Craftsmanship, art in each bottle, respect to our vineyards,
low yield per vineyard, selection of bunches in the vineyard,
Time is our allí: our wines age patiently and long in our caves”.

Our

 

philosophy

 

OUR WINES PHILOSOPHY

The result of our passion for the land: our wines have their own philosophy, with long aging in oaks from different. Valduero only makes reservas and grandes reservas. Our wines go through at least two oaks of different origins. Oak selection is made personally by Yolanda, who argues:

 

“We are a second in the history of our land”, comment Yolanda and Carolina, so our philosophy is to take care of it, not to use chemicals and make a selection of each bunch.

The vineyards

 

HISTORY

 

VINEYARD PLANTATION

In 1989, the team started to buy land in the Golden triangle of Ribera del Duero:

Between Gumiel de Mercado and Villanueva de Gumiel, in the highest part of Ribera del Duero, between 800 and 900 metres above sea level.

The vineyards

 

HISTORY

 

VINEYARD PLANTATION

As pioneers in the Ribera del Duero, Valduero has 150 hectares of vineyards, all bush vines working with utmost respect to the land.

“We don´t demand more than what is naturally given: between 3000 and 4000 kg per hectare”.

Yolanda García Viadero

 

The most sought-after wines such as VALDUERO LANTIGUA and VALDUERO 12 AÑOS come from bunches selected from just a single vine.

The vineyards

 

HISTORY

 

VINEYARD PLANTATION

Valduero vines are dry farmed, respecting natural resources and transmit a high level of flavour concentration and acidity from Tempranillo, allowing Valduero wines to age slowly and evolve over the years.

The vineyards

 

HISTORY

 

VINEYARD PLANTATION

We are also pioneers in the planting of Albillo Mayor vines in Ribera del Duero. In 1990, Valduero made its first ALBILLO MAYOR White wine in Ribera del Duero and was internationally awarded in Germany, Switzerland, and USA although in DO Ribera del Duero the grape was not yet approved.

 

After 20 years of perseverance by Valduero for the Albillo Mayor grape, Ribera del Duero´s white wine, is now mentioned in many winemaking articles.

Valduero White Albillo Mayor wine is named by Vinum magazine as one of the best 10 Spanish whites.

The vineyards

 

HISTORY

 

VINEYARD PLANTATION

Today, Valduero exports to more than 60 countries, transmitting with each of their handcrafted wines, art and the importance of natural vineyards with some of the world´s lowest yields.

Winery

 

History

 

THE WINERY

In 2006, we started the construction of the underground wine cellar,
excavated into a hillside with the idea of zero energy use.

 

“In 2006, we started the construction of the underground wine cellar, excavated into a hillside with the idea of zero energy use.”

In 2020, in the constant quest for excellence and handcrafted wines, we tunnelled into the top of the hill to be able to press the grapes by gravity.
The grapes fall directly into small oak casks, accentuating the artisanal process.

Winery

 

history

 

WINE TUNNELS 30 METRES UNDERGROUND

In 2010 the second hillside was dug into, to construct an authentic natural experience. The extensive cellars excavated into the hillside hold more than 3800 barrel and some are from the 19th century.

Winery

 

history

 

WINE TUNNELS 30 METRES UNDERGROUND

The tunnels which rise from these cellars lead up to an amazing lookout point, which was an ancient shepherd watch and has now become the Atalaya (watchtower) LA TENADA with views of the vineyards. Decorated with antiquities and warmed by a cosy chimney, friends, associates and Valduero clients can entertain exclusively behind closed doors, the wonderful harmonies of Valduero wines with local gastronomy or Michelin Star chefs.

Membership

 

HISTORY

 

BARREL CLUB-LA TENADA DE VALDUERO

In 2010, Valduero founded the exclusive international BARREL CLUB LA TENADA DE VALDUERO, an exclusive luxury for its 175 members ,an unforgettable experience with keys to one of the best Spanish wineries.

 

Amongst the members are honorary figures:
Mario Vargas Llosa, Ken Follett, Carlos Herrera, Elena Arzak, Mark Knopfler, Plácido Domingo, Martín Berasategui, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Antonio López, Ana Rosa Quintana, Vicente del Bosque, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Ansón, Loquillo, Isabel Coixet, and many more.

Membership

 

HISTORY

 

BARREL CLUB-LA TENADA DE VALDUERO

With 300 personalized bottles blended with the finest wines from Valduero and aged in a unique space: the natural cellars where the wine age slowly.

 

¨We are privileged to accept members of honour and we experience a before and after in each of these visits, just as each one of our members represent a part of Valduero. They honour us with their trust, that year after year Valduero will be a luxury¨

Carolina García Viadero

Membership

 

HISTORY

 

BARREL CLUB-LA TENADA DE VALDUERO

An fabulous experience in the barrel cellars, excavated 24 metre under the hillside, where Reserve and Gran Reserve wines age peacefully. A unique way to return to the wines to Mother Nature in the depth of the hillside, evolving slowly to become highly prized jewels.

Carolina García Viadero

Valuduero

 

ART HISTORY

 

Valduero art foundation museum

In 2017, VALDUERO founded its Museum -THE ART OF VALDEURO, a unique way of recycling used barrels.

 

In 2015, VALDUERO through its commitment to art and culture created a contest called VALDUERO FINE ARTS which in 2021 celebrated its 6ht Edition.

Valduero

 

ART HISTORY

 

Valduero art foundation museum

With the valuable colaboration of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Madrid Complutense University, students were challenged to convert an old oak barrel into an original work of art.

Valduero

 

ART HISTORY

 

Valduero art foundation museum

In 2017, the genius Don Antonio Lopez inaugurated the Museum-The Art of Valduero, where there is a gallery of works of art created by the students where more than 3000 visitors per year can admire and enjoy them.

Valduero

 

ART HISTORY

 

Valduero art foundation museum

With this initiative VALDUERO fulfils the idea of renovation and recycling, transforming old barrels into works of art and supporting future artists.

Our

 

COMMERCE

 

ARTISAN COMMERCIALIZATION

One of Yolanda García Viadero’s passions is to respectfully nurture the Tempranillo grape, from high altitudes and with exceptionally low yields. She implemented the selection, bunch by bunch, within the vineyard more than 30 years ago, planning plantations free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, where vines grow naturally without depleting the aquifers in the area.

Our

 

COMMERCE

 

ARTISAN COMMERCIALIZATION

Everything in VALDUERO is carefully taken into consideration and the smallest detail is taken care of, so that each bottle is a unique piece that represents values, delicate craftsmanship and a constant effort to achieve excellence.

 

For this reason, marketing had to be endowed with the same philosophy.
We produce 380,000 bottles; we use our own grapes and don´t want to outsource.

 

I always wanted a GREAT winery, not a BIG winery” says Yolanda.

Our

 

COMMERCE

 

ARTISAN COMMERCIALIZATION

We have distributors in more than 50 COUNTRIES, most of them FRIENDS, they are our ambassadors, people who have the support of our team and who always have access to the key to the winery to entertain their customers. Our manner is always warm and personal.

 

From the start, we invested time and energy side by side with our importers and distributors to construct the Valduero brand, country by country, region by region.

 

After 35 years we still work closely and in person and we are surrounded by an exceptional team whose passion is that clients become friends of Valduero.

Our

 

COMMERCE

 

ARTISAN COMMERCIALIZATION

Our wines are found throughout Europe, on the American continent, in Russia, and in many countries on the Asian continent.

 

Our distribution channels do not include supermarkets and department stores, because we never wanted commercial pressure that would lead us to grow beyond what our land and our artisan capacity permits.

Our

 

COMMERCE

 

HIGH RESTORATION

We focus on high end restaurants: To which we dedicate all our investment and effort through our distributors.
Inside our subterranean caves there are constant tributes to restaurants, and OUR HONORABLE PARTNERS INCLUDE ELENA ARZAK AND MARTIN BERASATEGUI, we firmly believe in Spain as a gastronomic powerhouse and we support this projection all over the world, sponsoring conferences in different countries and exchanges between restaurants.

Our

 

COMMERCE

 

La Tenada Valduero Membership

A club of international prestige, which offers the possibility of living first-hand the experience of becoming a winemaker. Aimed at individuals, companies, groups of friends or families, it allows them to purchase 300 bottles of the best COUPAGES, chosen by Yolanda García Viadero.

We personalize each bottle with your name or logo and your membership number, and the experience begins with a ceremony with the vineyards, the wines, some of them limited production jewels, the underground galleries and, in sum, the key to one of the best wineries in Spain.

 

Among our honorary members are Nobel prize winners, well-known actors, musicians, presenters, and world-famous athletes. A club that embodies the value of excellence.

Our

 

COMMERCE

 

SPECIALIZED STORES

The specialized wine shop, the online channel, and the home delivery service:
Our distributors and importers take extra care with specialized wine shops, who we cooperate closely with.

 

We want our bottles to reach homes in perfect condition and that is why we support the stores that care for our wines and sell them with all the guarantees.
VALDUERO work also online, taking care of transport and shipping conditions with extra special care.

Our

 

COMMERCE

 

OUR MARKETING PHILOSOPHY

“Art is the highest manifestation of the human being, commerce can be a procedure or an art, VALDUERO only bets on the latter.”

-The García Viadero sisters admit.

Our

philosophy

“Craftsmanship, art in each bottle, respect to our vineyards,
low yield per vineyard, selection of bunches in the vineyard,
Time is our allí: our wines age patiently and long in our caves”.

The result of our passion for the land: our wines have their own philosophy, with long aging in oaks from different. Valduero only makes reservas and grandes reservas. Our wines go through at least two oaks of different origins. Oak selection is made personally by Yolanda, who argues:”.

 

“We are a second in the history of our land”, comment Yolanda and Carolina, so our philosophy is to take care of it, not to use chemicals and make a selection of each bunch.

The vineyards

HISTORY

VINEYARD PLANTATION

In 1989, the team started to buy land in the Golden triangle of Ribera del Duero:

between Gumiel de Mercado and Villanueva de Gumiel, in the highest part of Ribera del Duero, between 800 and 900 metres above sea level.

As pioneers in the Ribera del Duero, Valduero has 150 hectares of vineyards, all bush vines working with utmost respect to the land.

“We don´t demand more than what is naturally given: between 3000 and 4000 kg per hectare”.

Yolanda García Viadero

 

The most sought-after wines such as VALDUERO LANTIGUA and VALDUERO 12 AÑOS come from bunches selected from just a single vine.

Valduero vines are dry farmed, respecting natural resources and transmit a high level of flavour concentration and acidity from Tempranillo, allowing Valduero wines to age slowly and evolve over the years.

We are also pioneers in the planting of Albillo Mayor vines in Ribera del Duero. In 1990, Valduero made its first ALBILLO MAYOR White wine in Ribera del Duero and was internationally awarded in Germany, Switzerland, and USA although in DO Ribera del Duero the grape was not yet approved.

 

After 20 years of perseverance by Valduero for the Albillo Mayor grape, Ribera del Duero´s white wine, is now mentioned in many winemaking articles.

Valduero White Albillo Mayor wine is named by Vinum magazine as one of the best 10 Spanish whites.

Today, Valduero exports to more than 60 countries, transmitting with each of their handcrafted wines, art and the importance of natural vineyards with some of the world´s lowest yields.

Winery

HISTORY

THE WINERY

In 2006, we started the construction of the underground wine cellar,
excavated into a hillside with the idea of zero energy use.

VAULTS WHERE WINE IS ELABORATED AND AGED

In 2020, in the constant quest for excellence and handcrafted wines, we tunnelled
into the top of the hill to be able to press the grapes by gravity.
The grapes fall directly into small oak casks, accentuating the artisanal process.

Winery

HISTORY

WINE TUNNELS 30 METRES UNDERGROUND

In 2010 the second hillside was dug into, to construct an authentic natural experience. The extensive cellars excavated into the hillside hold more than 3800 barrel and some are from the 19th century.

The tunnels which rise from these cellars lead up to an amazing lookout point, which was an ancient shepherd watch and has now become the Atalaya (watchtower) LA TENADA with views of the vineyards. Decorated with antiquities and warmed by a cosy chimney, friends, associates and Valduero clients can entertain exclusively behind closed doors, the wonderful harmonies of Valduero wines with local gastronomy or Michelin star chefs.

Membership

HISTORY

BARREL CLUB-LA TENADA DE VALDUERO

In 2010, VALDUERO founded the exclusive international BARREL CLUB LA TENADA DE VALDUERO, an exclusive luxury for its 175 members, an unforgettable experience with keys to one of the best Spanish wineries.

 

Amongst the members are honorary figures:
Mario Vargas Llosa, Ken Follett, Carlos Herrera, Elena Arzak, Mark Knopfler, Plácido Domingo, Martín Berasategui, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Antonio López, Ana Rosa Quintana, Vicente del Bosque, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Ansón, Loquillo, Isabel Coixet, and many more.

With 300 personalized bottles blended with the finest wines from Valduero and aged in a unique space: the natural cellars where the wine age slowly.

 

¨We are privileged to accept members of honour and we experience a before and after in each of these visits, just as each one of our members represent a part of Valduero. They honour us with their trust, that year after year Valduero will be a luxury¨

 

Carolina García Viadero

An fabulous experience in the barrel cellars, excavated 24 metre under the hillside, where Reserve and Gran Reserve wines age peacefully. A unique way to return to the wines to Mother Nature in the depth of the hillside, evolving slowly to become highly prized jewels.

 

Valduero art

HISTORY

Valduero art foundation museum

In 2017, VALDUERO founded its Museum -THE ART OF VALDEURO, a unique way of recycling used barrels.

 

In 2015, VALDUERO through its commitment to art and culture created a contest called VALDUERO FINE ARTS which in 2021 celebrated its 6ht Edition.

With the valuable colaboration of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Madrid Complutense University, students were challenged to convert an old oak barrel into an original work of art.

In 2017, the genius Don Antonio Lopez inaugurated the Museum-The Art of Valduero, where there is a gallery of works of art created by the students where more than 3000 visitors per year can admire and enjoy them.

With this initiative VALDUERO fulfils the idea of renovation and recycling, transforming old barrels into works of art and supporting future artists.

Our

COMMERCE

ARTISAN COMMERCIALIZATION

One of Yolanda García Viadero’s passions is to respectfully nurture the Tempranillo grape, from high altitudes and with exceptionally low yields. She implemented the selection, bunch by bunch, within the vineyard more than 30 years ago, planning plantations free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, where vines grow naturally without depleting the aquifers in the area.

Everything in VALDUERO is carefully taken into consideration and the smallest detail is taken care of, so that each bottle is a unique piece that represents values, delicate craftsmanship and a constant effort to achieve excellence.

 

For this reason, marketing had to be endowed with the same philosophy.
We produce 380,000 bottles; we use our own grapes and don´t want to outsource.

 

“I always wanted a GREAT winery, not a BIG winery” says Yolanda.

Marketing has followed viticulture´s lead in such exquisite values.
We have distributors in more than 50 COUNTRIES, most of them FRIENDS, they are our ambassadors, people who have the support of our team and who always have access to the key to the winery to entertain their customers. Our manner is always warm and personal.

 

From the start, we invested time and energy side by side with our importers and distributors to construct the Valduero brand, country by country, region by region.

 

After 35 years we still work closely and in person and we are surrounded by an exceptional team whose passion is that clients become friends of Valduero.

Our wines are found throughout Europe, on the American continent, in Russia, and in many countries on the Asian continent.

 

Our distribution channels do not include supermarkets and department stores, because we never wanted commercial pressure that would lead us to grow beyond what our land and our artisan capacity permits.

HIGH RESTORATION

We focus on high end restaurants: To which we dedicate all our investment and effort through our distributors.
Inside our subterranean caves there are constant tributes to restaurants, and OUR HONORABLE PARTNERS INCLUDE ELENA ARZAK AND MARTIN BERASATEGUI, we firmly believe in Spain as a gastronomic powerhouse and we support this projection all over the world, sponsoring conferences in different countries and exchanges between restaurants.

La Tenada De Valduero Membership

A club of international prestige, which offers the possibility of living first-hand the experience of becoming a winemaker. Aimed at individuals, companies, groups of friends or families, it allows them to purchase 300 bottles of the best COUPAGES, chosen by Yolanda García Viadero.

We personalize each bottle with your name or logo and your membership number, and the experience begins with a ceremony with the vineyards, the wines, some of them limited production jewels, the underground galleries and, in sum, the key to one of the best wineries in Spain.

 

Among our honorary members are Nobel prize winners, well-known actors, musicians, presenters, and world-famous athletes. A club that embodies the value of excellence.

SPECIALIZED STORES

The specialized wine shop, the online channel, and the home delivery service:
Our distributors and importers take extra care with specialized wine shops, who we cooperate closely with.

 

We want our bottles to reach homes in perfect condition and that is why we support the stores that care for our wines and sell them with all the guarantees.

VALDUERO work also online, taking care of transport and shipping conditions with extra special care.

PHILOSOPHY OF OUR MARKETING

“Art is the highest manifestation of the human being, commerce can be a procedure or an art, VALDUERO only bets on the latter”.
-The García Viadero sisters admit.

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