Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bodegas Los Pinos: First Organic Vineyard in Valencia

In Fontanars dels Alforins about two miles from the organic vineyard Bodegas Los Frailes, is the Bodegas Los Pinos, an organic vineyard on almost one hundred and fifty acres. Farmed since 1863, the land has been organically cultivated since 1990, and was the first organic vineyard in Valencia.

Bodegas Los Pinos make eight wines, a number of which have won international awards. White Salvatge and White Barrique are both made with Sauvignon Blanc and Moscatel Petit Grain grapes. Their Rose Salvatge is made with 100% Grenache grapes. Their five red wines (vino tinto) are Red Salvatge made with Monastrell and Cabernet Franc grapes; Red Barrique made with Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon; Red Crianza made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Monastrell; Olaechea Crianza made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Monastrell; Reserva made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc; and Los Pinos 0% made with Garnacha, Monastrell and Syrah with no sulphites and with indigenous yeasts. 

You can visit the vineyard and the beautiful surroundings referred to as the "Tuscany of Spain" which lies about sixty-five miles southwest of Valencia city.

Bodegas Los Pinos, Casa Los Pinos, 46635 Fontanares (Valencia); Tel: 962 222 090; Email:; Web: