BALBÁS Family was a pioneer, being part of the creation of the D.O. Ribera del Duero board by establishing the rules of viticultural and winemaking practices, following our tradition of more than 200 years.
Bodegas BALBÁS, was established in 1777 and it is one of the oldest Family Wineries in the D.O. Ribera del Duero. This is the 6th Generation taking care of the land and vines in order to make the wines that made the D.O. known worldwide for its quality.
Our own estate vineyards consist on more than 100 hectares, divided in small plots of vines called “PAGOS”, where we grow Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
The Estate vineyard surrounds the village of La Horra (Burgos), in the heart of Ribera del Duero, known as the GOLDEN DIAMOND of the D.O., due to the excellent quality of the grapes. Famous producers as Vega Sicilia and Pingus get their grapes from the area. At an altitude of 850 to 975 meters, the climate is very extreme getting very low yields.
We take special care to our barrel cellar. More than 2000 French and American oak barriques made of wood specially chosen and dried, following the specifications of our winemaker, to get the best of the aging.