Bodegas Vegalfaro – a Family Winery Established in 1999
Bodegas Vegalfaro is a family winery that was established in 1999 by Andres Valiente and his son Rodolfo Valiente. The name Vegalfaro is a combination of the word ‘vega’ and Casa Alfaro, that is the historical name of their property. Rodolfo works hard to maintain a distinct style of wine that combines its traditional and modern innovative practices. Bodegas Vegalfaro Winery wants their wines to show the unique qualities of their historic region. Bodegas Vegalfaro produces wines in three denominations: D.O. Utiel-Requena, D.O. Cava, and D.O.P. Pago de Los Balaguese. The winery owns a Vino de Pago, a very exclusive single owner vineyard designation within Spain’s wine laws, which also has an organic certification. All wines produced at Bodegas Vegalfaro are vegan and pure.
Bodegas Vegalfaro has a Vino de Pago designated vineyard, one of Spain’s most prestigious vineyard classifications which is also certified organic.
Terraced Vineyards Formed by the Cabriel River Floods
The vineyards of Bodegas Vegalfaro estate at Los Balaguese are award-winning. Bodegas Vegalfaro preserves the soil, and chooses not to use fertilizer on their land. In addition to the vineyards, the surrounding area houses almond trees, olive trees, and pine forests. The earth has marl and calcareous deposits that ensure excellent water supply. The vineyards are cultivated in the terraces formed by the Cabriel river floods. The beautiful landscape is perfect for high-quality grape production.
60 Hectares of Vines, with Garnacha Tintorera, Chardonnay, and Tempranillo
The winery owns almost 60 hectares of vines with the aim of protecting the environment and the soil. Solar panels are present at Bodegas Vegalfaro for efficient energy use. The vineyards grow grape varieties like the Syrah, Garnacha Tintorera, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Bobal, Tempranillo, and Macabeo. The grapes go into the production of their famous red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines.