The establishment of Castillo de Mendoza winery dates back to 1994, when the Mendoza-Cadarso family, descendants of several generations of wine growers, decided to resume the family tradition and thus fulfill one of their dreams: opening their own winery.
The winery is located in the riojan area of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, where the family comes from, located in La Rioja Alta (High Rioja) and world widely known for the extraordinary quality of its wines as well as its old vine growing tradition. An old distillery of the 17th, century restored and fitted out for its new use, will receive the winery´s first years of life. With the time, the eagerness to get the best quality for the elaboration and ageing of its wines makes the family build a new winery in the well known Paraje de San Juan, by an old windmill, at the foot of the medieval castle and surrounded by their own vineyards. Equipped with the best and latest technology, the new winery, of 2800m, combines modern facilities with an underground wine cellar dug in bare rock following the old tradition of this emblematic Riojan region.