The medieval cellar of the Bodegas Epifanio Rivera winery dates back to the 16th century
Preserving the ancient vineyards of almost 100 years, 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 has renovated the ancient cellar and replanted unique grape varieties in the vineyards.
The underground wine cellar consists of French and American oaks barrels for aging and maturing the wine
Bodegas Epifanio Rivera has historical relations with an old winery, known as 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 grain and effective aging and refining of vintages. They also have a well-furnished bottling room where the top-class corks are used, expressing unique characteristics of each wine in the market.
The harvest is done manually, and the best grapes are selected to be fermented in the wooden boxes at the cellar
During the harvesting season, usually done manually, the best grapes are selected and delivered to the cellar in wooden boxes for fermentation. In vineyards, they cultivate fruity Tempranillo vine, using which they 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, the vineyards, are located in the well-recognized terroirs of Pesquera de Duero. With great passion and love for winemaking, the Rivera-Aparicio family grows grapes in seven vineyards, distributed among the region. Its Erialon, the olive, and the Rendeja vineyards produce the leading wines of the estate.