Ribera del Duero, Spain
Viña Sastre is a family-run winery located in the heart of the D.O. in the town of La Horra. It boasts some of the oldest vineyards in the Ribera del Duero region.
Jesús Sastre is the winemaker and vineyard manager, whose philosophies and winemaking talents have been a driving force of the winery.
Committed to organic farming and biodynamic agricultural principles, the level of his expertise is unquestioned. The Sastres inherited from their father and grandfather prime vineyard sites in the Burgos area of Ribera del Duero. Jesús has always respected the site and the history of the vineyards his family has farmed.
He is continually reading about new viticultural techniques while at the same time recovering traditional farming methods of the past. All the wines are made in the most natural manner. They are never fined or filtered. The wines are cold stabilized naturally by moving the wine from the barrel room to separate tanks in a part of the winery whose temperature is naturally regulated by the outdoor temperatures. This is all a part of the vision that Jesús and his late brother Pedro shared for making wine in the most natural way possible.
The winery has also hired Eugenio Bayon as export manager. Eugenio has been a long-time friend of the Sastre family. A native of the area with over 10 years' experience at Protos winery, he brings a level of expertise that allows for Jesús to stay focused on his passions: viticulture and winemaking.