Bodega Cerro San Cristobal located in the Province of Huelva in Andalusia
The Bodega Cerro San Cristobal is located in the province of Huelva in Andalusia. Located in the Almonaster La Real Village of the Aracena y Picos de Aroche Natural Park, there is not much winemaking tradition in the area. The winemakers at Bodega Cerro San Cristobal make new wines without following D.O. procedures.
Three Friends Solidifying Winemaking Dreams
Three young friends with experience and knowledge in winemaking set up the winery, Bodega Cerro San Cristobal, in 2000. The founder, Jose Luis Becerra, runs the winery along with Jose Antonio Moral and Juan Leopoldo Rodriguez, the vineyard experts. They grow all of their own grapes for wine production, maintaining complete control over all winemaking processes. The village of Almonaster La Real has a lot of historical significance, including a mosque and mesmerizing views of the surrounding area. There are multiple walking trails, as well as mushroom and wine routes in the national park.
Bodega Cerro San Cristobal harvests low yields with the intention of maintaining high quality in the vineyards.
Minimal Human Intervention in the Winery and the Vineyards
The climate, rainfall, temperature, and soil are perfect in the region for the growth and cultivation of vines. The workers of Bodega Cerro San Cristobal mostly work with local grape varieties. There is minimal human intervention in the farms, and natural organic methods are preferred in their grape cultivation. This helps to preserve the environment and the health of their vines. In their cellar, both American and French oak barrels are used which provide the perfect taste and aroma in their wines. The main types of grapes that grow here are Colombard, Moscatel, Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera, Syrah, Merlot, and Tintilla de Rota. The best grapes go into the production of Bodega Cerro San Cristobal’s world-class wines.