EXPERTS WITH A SINGLE FOCUS
“By keeping our roots, we follow our traditions. We have committed ourselves to produce top-quality wines, developing our genuine Monastrell grape variety.” – Ramón Castaño Santa
The relationship of Ramón with wines dates back several generations, as both vine-grower and winemaker. In 1950 he built a new technologically advanced winery and increased the hectares of vineyards.
In the 1990s his three sons were fully incorporated into the family company, bringing new focus aimed to consolidate the national markets and seek international expansion.
Bodegas Castaño is located in Yecla, southeast of Spain, in the province of Murcia. Yecla has a different microclimate from the rest of the province of Murcia, with minimum temperatures around – 5ºC in normal winters and over 40ºC in summer. The average rainfall ranges from 250 to 350 litres per square metre a year and the annual sunshine rate is 3,000 hours.
The Castaño family has always been considered a pioneer in the area, experimenting with the grape variety Monastrell to create both single varietal wines and to blend with other varieties.
Monastrell, an indigenous grape variety, was recorded to grow in Spain back in the 15th century. In France, this variety is known as Mourvédre. In California and Australia the grape is known as Mataro.