Vinelands: Bodegas Castaño, Yecla, Spain

Located in the arid interior of the northern tip of the province of Murcia, on the Mediterranean side of the Iberian Peninsula, Bodegas Castaño is the fruit of almost a century of wine making tradition. Dani Castaño, one of the three brothers who — along with their father — run the winery, explained that around the time of the last global pandemic (1918) his family began to make wine as a sideline to its mineral extraction business.

In the 1950s, they began selling wine in bulk, rustic stuff made of Monastrell (Mourvedre) grapes. It wasn’t until the early 1980s as Spain, finally freed from Franco’s choke hold, began to modernize and European-ize that the Castaño’s began bottling their vino.

Today, it is an export-focused operation, shipping its trademark Monastrell plus smaller productions of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet), Macabeo and more, around the world.

Visit: Bodegas Castaño

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Text: Vinediction Magazine

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