Casa de la Viña, S.L.

Crta. La Solana-Villanueva de los Infantes, km.15. 13248 Alhambra [Ciudad Real] España

Oficina comercial

C/Virgen de las Nieves, 2

13720 Cinco Casas [Ciudad Real] España.

Tlfn: + 34 926 52 90 10

Fax: + 34 926 52 60 70

info@bodegascasadelavina.com

As far as the eye can see rows and rows of vines sketch an orderly pattern across the plains of La Mancha. In the countryside of Valdepeñas vines are at the heart of men's souls. Here a large vineyard of some 1,000 hectares makes a significant impact within a small denomination.

Against a hilly backdrop, a stately but homely country mansion named Casa de la Viña seems to float among a sea of vines,

 

a most appropriate name hinting at the quality wine made within its walls.

 

In Valdepeñas the only slightly undulating terrain contrasts with the foothills of the sierra de Alcaraz which looms in the distance beyond the Mediterranean oaks and green forests. Casa de la Viña is located within the boundaries of the township of Alhambra, at the foot of the hills of the same name, surrounded by a rural and sparsely populated landscape, dotted with villages that seem to recede as you approach.

 

The wide, open spaces are a reflection of the nearly 3,000 hectares of this estate with such a predominance of vines. Within what is the D.O. Valdepeñas the special characteristic is that the height is between 700 and 800 meters. From the entrance to the estate at km 14 and heading towards Villanueva de los Infantes, all the vineyards to the right for a distance of 6 kms along with an important extension to the left belong to the property. The estate is divided into two areas, the vineyards of La Viña de la Casa and those of La Carrascal. The river Azuer flows through the property, providing some humidity to the soils.

From when you leave the winery ,in the Km 14 of the road, and you take the road towards Villanueva de los Infantes, all the vineyards on the right hand side along 6 km, plus other important extension to the left hand side, belong to Casa de la Viña property. The exploitation is divided in two parcels: La Viña de la Casa and El Carrascal and from east to northeast goes by its own land, the Azuer river, which helps raise the humidity level of the subsoil.

 

 

We are in a land of wine. Wines were enjoyed in the Court of the 18th century, as recorded by travelers such as Richard Ford or the Count of Langle. In this land of nobles and writers, where amongst others originated the figure of Francisco de Quevedo, prisoner at the Tower of Juan Abad and who recovered from his ills aided by the wine from these lands. In his birthplace of Villanueva de los Infantes, much of the past has been preserved through the Castilian architecture with quiet streets and sturdy doors of thick timber and rustic wrought iron.