A small family owned winery in Alicante
For a small but familiar winery, Bodegas Faelo has over 100 years of vinegrowing experience and tradition. Their wines are also known as the ‘Vinos del Camp d’Elx’ (Wines from the field of elk), for the Bodegas Faelo is situated in Matola, an area in the countryside of Elche which itself is in the south of DO of Alicante in Spain, and is run by the fourth generation of traditional winegrowers in an area that itself has a long tradition of winemaking.
Bodegas Faelo winery: biodynamic winemaking
For as long as 2000, the bottling of Bodegas Faelo wines had never been made in the House-Winery. The wines were sold in bulk, but Jaime Soto, owner of Bodegas Faelo, along with his father, decided to combine tradition and technological advances in winemaking. As winegrowers, Bodegas Faelo respect the natural environment and traditions, as well as biodynamic and selected viticulture, taking care of their vineyards in a natural way, avoiding pesticides and fungicides as far as possible.
This has brought about their wines to be in harmony with environment
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They select the varieties of grape that best adapt to Mediterranean climate and sandstone limestone soil, such as monastrell, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, chardonnay and muscatel. The winery enjoys a perfect setting in a typical country house in Elche, also known as faeneta, with more than one hundred years of history, where the treading and pressing of grapes is still done with the afollaor, the same traditional utensils used first by grandfather Rafael “Faelo” in 1930.