Bodegas Epifanio Rivera Winery, Medieval Wine Cellar from the 16th Century
Preserving the ancient vineyards of 100 year-old vines, the Bodegas Epifanio Rivera Winery is situated in the Pesquera de Duero territory of Spain. The medieval cellar of the winery dates back to the 16th century, and now it belongs to the Rivera-Aparicio Family. Using both traditional and advanced methods of winemaking, the family produces high-end wines under the DO Ribera Del Duero region.
The family of Bodegas Epifanio Rivera Winery has renovated the ancient cellar and replanted unique grape varieties in the vineyards.
Underground Cellar Storing of French and American Oaks Barrels
Bodegas Epifanio Rivera Winery has historical relations with an older winery called La Cocedera of 19th century. Today, the family has renovated the ancient cellar and replanted unique grape varieties in the vineyards. The underground wine cellar consists of French and American oaks barrels to obtain the highest quality wines and effective aging and refining of each vintage. They also have a well-furnished bottling room where high quality corks are used to keep the expression of their wines fresh so the unique characteristics of each wine are intact.
Exemplary Tempranillo Vines in Ribero del Duero
During the harvest season, grapes are picked manually, the best grapes are selected and delivered to the cellar of Bodegas Epifanio Rivera in wooden boxes for fermentation. The vineyards cultivate exemplary Tempranillo vines which produce delicious red wines under the DO Ribera Del Duero label. After careful selection of grapes, the fermentation takes place in specialized vats under controlled temperature conditions.
The oenological jewels of the estate are located in the well-recognized region of Pesquera de Duero. With great passion and love for winemaking, the Rivera-Aparicio Family grows grapes in seven vineyards, distributed among the region. The Erialon and Rendeja vineyards produce the leading wines of the estate.