Pago de Vallegarcía owner Alfonso Cortina de Alcocer has left no stone unturned in his efforts to develop a winery of outstanding quality.
In fact, it appears as though the stones unearthed during construction have been artistically deployed in the stunning architect-designed building that sits in the middle of the vineyard. There are thousands of rocks carefully placed on the building’s striking exterior, which blends harmoniously with the surrounding forest landscape.
Situated in the Montes de Toledo region of central Spain, Vallegarcía has been created with attention to detail in every area — from selection of the site to grape variety, architecture, production facilities and people.
The process started in the late 1990s when respected Australian viticulturist Dr Richard Smart was appointed to design the vineyard. Vines were planted in 1999 and first harvested in 2001. Grape quality was then evaluated over a four-year period through production of small parcels of wine at a neighbouring winery.
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