Following the planting of the first vines in the Monastery Estate in 1985, including 70 has. of Tempranillo, 10 of Graciano and 10 of experimental varieties, the market's initial excellent response in the 90s encouraged the cellar's founders to take the project further.
Thus, this first estate vineyard was followed by more vineyards and plantations, such as Monte Araoz and Monte Jiménez in Mendavia, the incorporation of 100 has. of old vines in Cenicero (Rioja Alta), or the more recent projects such as the Los Almendros estate in Ausejo and the Carboneras vineyard, situated at an altitude of 850 m.
In these more recent projects, the cellar made a firm commitment to open up to other Rioja red varieties (Garnacha, Maturana, Graciano) and even to white ones (Verdejo, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Garnacha Blanca), with the aim of continuing to increase the quality and singular nature of our wines.