Producer Profile

Vera de Estenas

Utiel-Requena, situated in southeastern Spain, is not typically associated with classically structured wines of balance and nuance. This is largely due to the prevailing "quantity-over-quality" mentality that has historically affected Southern Spain, particularly with regards to the Bobal grape. With a staggering 90,000 hectares under vine, Bobal ranks as the third most planted grape variety in Spain. Historically, it was seen as suitable only for producing simple, acidic red and rosé wines destined for local cooperatives. However, in recent years, a select group of quality-minded growers has emerged, employing artisanal farming and vinification techniques to produce highly individual wines with true complexity.

vera de estenas winemaker

Where The Wines Come From


Natural wine production in Valencia, Spain, encapsulates the region's vibrant culture, rich history, and diverse terroir. Nestled along the Mediterranean coast, Valencia boasts a sunny climate, fertile plains, and rugged mountain ranges, creating an ideal environment for viticulture. Native grape varieties such as Bobal, Monastrell, and Garnacha thrive in the region's sandy soils and warm, dry climate, producing wines of exceptional depth and character. Natural winemakers in Valencia embrace sustainable farming practices, cultivating their vineyards with care and respect for the land. In the cellar, they employ minimalist techniques, allowing the grapes to ferment spontaneously with native yeasts and minimizing the use of sulfur to preserve the wine's natural flavors and aromas. The resulting wines are a true expression of Valencia's terroir, with vibrant fruit flavors, lively acidity, and a sense of place that reflects the region's coastal breezes and Mediterranean sunshine. Whether enjoyed with local seafood dishes or savored on their own, natural wines from Valencia offer a taste of Spain's winemaking heritage and a glimpse into the future of sustainable viticulture.