Winery and Vineyards – peÑafiel, ribera del duero

cometh the hour, cometh the wines…

Bodega Convento San Francisco was founded in 1998 and stands on the remains of an ancient Franciscan Convent, dating back to 1265 in the village of Peñafiel in Valladolid. In this glorious setting they have renovated the old convent buildings and adapted them for the production of very special wines. 11 hectares certified in Organic Agriculture, in the municipality of Pesquera del Duero, divided into 3 plots with different soils and altitudes. 

There are another 2 hectares in Fuentenebro planted in 1920 and 1940, at 970 metres of altitude on sand and reddish clay soils with moorland stones and quartz. They control a further 25 hectares together with trusted winegrowers, where much of it is very old vineyards made up of small plots located on hillsides of clay, sand and limestone soils.

Cesar Pitarch Rodriguez Convento
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Convento harvests each vinayard plot at optimum ripeness, manually in 15Kg boxes. All the grapes go through a double selection process, first of bunches and, after destemming, the grapes will be selected individually before being vatted. Individual fermentations differentiate by vineyard areas and plots in stainless steel tanks of varying capacities, with some plots being fermented in 500Lt barrels. In this way they are constantly learning each year from the vineyards to elaborate them in a way that expresses their typicity.

These are fantastic wines from a tiny producer whose wines represent amazing value in relation to the big guns around them.

Roble del Convento

Convento Crianza

Convento Selección Especial

Convento La Zapatera