In 1988, the Brothers Benito Hernando (Gaspar, Javier and Fernando), born in Fompedraza and linked to this land, decided to transform the agricultural holding they owned by analyzing the best resources of the land.
The soil and climate were ideal conditions for the cultivation of the vineyard, so the best lands were selected and vineyards were planted in Curiel, Peñafiel and Fompedraza, until they now have a total of 85 hectares.
The type of soil is varied: in Curiel (at 700 meters) the vineyard is of sandy soil with silica stone, in Peñafiel (at 750 meters) of sand and clay and in Fompedraza (with an altitude of 910 meters) of black land with limestone and sandy loam. These differences in soil and altitude create harmony, bringing personality to the grapes.
In 1992, they made their first wine, 20,000 bottles of a young man with 6 months in barrel. His commitment to making great wines grew with the years, as well as the structure of the winery, expanding and incorporating technique and technology to the tradition, having very clear that a wine is not improvised, that to make a great wine you must pamper nature and combine its fruit with work. There are currently 600,000 bottles of a wine that, as we have said before, is characterized by its harmony, personality and structure.
Since the 1994 harvest, Bodegas Briego has obtained great recognition for this work. Five consecutive harvests were the best Reserva de la Ribera del Duero at the Envero Awards. With the 1995 Reserva, the best wine in Spain was awarded the Paradores Prize. Fiel 1998 managed to be the eighth best wine in the world in Madrid and Fiel 2004 was also the third. In other international competitions, numerous gold and silver medals have been won along with excellent reviews in specialized press such as the 91 points awarded by the renowned critic Robert Parker to Briego Tiempo Crianza 2009.
There are visits to the winery with a guided tasting included.
Adhered to Alimentos de Valladolid
€: From 10 € visit + tasting