Bodega Sarmentero, a Small Winery in Ribera del Duero
Bodega Sarmentero is a small winery present in the famous region of Ribera del Duero. This family winery resides in the backyard of a Castilian house in the small city of Quintanilla de Arriba. The family bought the property in 1942 and used it for breeding cattle, growing barley and wheat and producing wine for personal use at first. Amparo Repiso, the owner of the winery, is a fourth-generation wine producer. Years of knowledge and experience in the field led her to open the Bodega Sarmentero in 2004. In the beginning, she made one barrel of wine that was around sixty gallons. The wine was very successful and loved by everyone. Since then, Bodega Sarmentero has increased their production slowly and with confindence.
Bodega Sarmentero WInery’s two vineyards, Pago de Oyales and Penuelas, are located just a short distance from the winery.
2013 Winery Renovation for Expansion and Aesthetic
For the first few years, the production at Bodega Sarmentero took place in a rather small area. The winemaker decided to renovate the winery in 2013 expanding their space. The new building has separate spaces for each step of the winemaking process. Bodega Sarmentero holds a modern production room, warehouse, fermentation room, barrel room, tasting room, and an office. The design of the new winery matches perfectly with the Castilian nature and landscape.
Tempranillo, Verdejo, and Cabernet Sauvignon at Bodega Sarmentero
The vineyards of Bodega Sarmentero are located on clay and chalky soils which assists in the growth of good-quality grapes. The winery uses natural methods to protect the raw material and the environment. There have two vineyards, Pago de Oyales and Penuelas, present at a walking distance from the winery. The grapes grown are the Tempranillo, Verdejo, and Cabernet Sauvignon used to produce vegan red, white, and rosé wines. The wines reflect the soul and environment in the region.