Today the vineyards at Bodega y Viñedos Valderiz planted by Tomás Esteban,cover 60 hectares, added to the original 10 hectares of vineyards planted by Tomas’ father, that we carefully preserve. Distributed over more than 35 plots on different soil types, the vines are pruned as traditional low “goblet” bushes. The vines were grafted with cuttings from our old family vineyards.
The family is among the pioneers of organic farming in Ribera del Duero. The complete absence of herbicides, pesticides and fertilisers is our trademark. Looking for future improvement, we are introducing biodynamic viticulture.
The typical climate is moderate to low rainfall (450mm p.a.) coupled with hot dry summers (max 40ºC) and long hard winters (min -10ºC). Added to remarkable variations in temperature in all four seasons, this should classify it as a Mediterranean climate, with over 2,400 hours of sun p.a. Importantly this interacts boldly with the fundamentally continental climate typical on this high central plateau in central Spain.