Bodegas Y Vinedos Jose Pariente
The earliest manuscripts to mention wine production in our area date back to the eleventh century. The industry of the monastic orders and the proximity of major towns and cities of medieval Castile favoured the cultivation of vines. This development culminated around 1600, at the height of Spain’s Golden Age, when the ‘golden wines’ of Rueda enjoyed great prestige.
Later, in the eighteenth century, the vineyards extended over even more land, and seeking ever higher quality occupied the terroirs closest to the Duero River in what is now the centre of the appellation, officially established in 1980.
In the 1960s, José Pariente began producing artisanal white wines from a raw material of exceptional quality: Verdejo grapes from the vineyards of Rueda. He practiced a meticulous viticulture and had faith in his soil, in quality and in the pleasure of making wine. His desire to produce great white wines is the raison d’être of the present-day winery, which his daughter Victoria Pariente established in 1998.
The energy and passion of José Pariente (1924-1997) inspire our activity today. Our wines are a tribute that we renew each year, in each vintage.