DOMINIO BASCONCILLOS - DO RIBERA DEL DUERO - SPAIN
Dominio Basconcillos is located at almost 1000 meters altitude in DO Ribera del Duero in Spain. Ribera del Duero has the most ideal location to produce one of the best Spanish wines. The area is halfway between Madrid and Santander and is one of the fastest growing wine regions in Spain. The natural conditions - such as the relief, the composition of the soil and the climate, all lend themselves perfectly to viticulture.
20 years ago José Maria Basconcillos was searching for a special location for a vineyard. He discovered a special place where Benedictine monks originally brought their knowledge in the cultivation of vines and taught how to make wine in the Middle Ages. The 50 hectares estate, which Jose Maria discovered, is an unexpected valley about 1,000 meters above sea level, with a unique micro-climate especially well-suited to cultivating grapes for fine wines.
The tranquility of their high-altitude location, the unity of their winery and vineyard in a single estate, and their strive for excellence are the soul of Dominio Basconcillos. The vineyard of Domino Basconcillos runs along the gentle and endless slopes that shape the orography of what we historically call the PARAJE DEL ALTO DEL CURA.
The Vineyard and Winery define the property (the Domain). Conceived in the French Chateau style, every detail is studied and carefully formulated, so that the care of the fields, harvesting and wine making are consistent with the philosophy of Dominio Basconcillos. Two generations currently coexist in the Basconcillos family with a common goal: 'to have our customers truly enjoy and appreciate Dominio Basconcillos’ wines'.
After 20 years of using sustainable and natural practices in our vineyard, their land has become a true haven of biodiversity that brims with life. The abundant animal life is proof of the quality and health of the thriving vines of Domino Basconcillos.