Tag Archives: Old Vines

Top Wine Region In Spain Using Old Technique Of ‘Layering’ Century-Old Vines

José Antolín grew up in a small village in Spain, home of only a few hundred people during the 1930s to 1950s; even today, only around 250 people still reside there. Like many of their neighbors, his family was dirt … Continue reading

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Wine Grape Growers Take Leap To Make Fine Wines In A Spanish Wine Region Dominated By Icons

Crouched down near the ground, a sharp pain went up his knees and lower back as weathered hands reached out to old grape vines, around 50 years old, to harvest the few bunches of concentrated Tempranillo grape bunches that looked … Continue reading

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Spanish Family Winery Survival Saves Century-Old Ungrafted Bush Vines

A secret garden of vineyards sit at 2,300 feet and beyond in elevation within a tiny wine region called Almansa in Spain, surrounded by limestone mountains called El Mugrón that protect the old, dry-farmed bush vines that are ungrafted as … Continue reading

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If We Try to Deny the Bad and the Ugly, We Eventually Stop Recognizing the Good

As I was surrounded by a sea of varying colors of green, I had to remind myself to keep on the well-trodden path as there could have been some remaining undiscovered active landmines… although less likely in the year 2017, … Continue reading

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