CONDADO DE HAZA
Ribera del Duero, Spain
This prestigious estate is covered by a continuous expanse of around 200 hectares of prime Tempranillo vines. Alejandro Fernandez's vineyards have grown on the banks of the River Duero next to poplar and willow groves in a land that has become legendary, since 1987.
However, Alejandro had to wait until 1993 for the estate at Condado de Haza to be up and running and become totally self-sufficient, and for the whole winemaking process, from the vine to the bottle, to be carried out exclusively in the bodega.
To facilitate the winemaking process and perfect his wines, the bodega's structure was designed by boring into a hillside in order for the ageing room, which hosts 3,000 new barrels and wine racks in a 200m tunnel excavated at almost 30m below the vineyard, to maintain the ideal natural temprature and humidity for storing wine.