Over 100 hectares of our own vines

We have 102 hectares of our own vines that produce Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. We harvest by hand, almost always in the first few weeks of October, with yields ranging between one thousand and five thousand kilos per hectare. Our range of production, together with traditional vinification practices, creates wines that are very characteristic of the Ribera del Duero D.O. Our wines are typically distinctive, deep and intense.

Goblet-trained vines grown in poor soils, usually on hillsides.

Old vines with more than 200 years of history in their roots.

Alkaline soils, many with very little organic matter and without carbonates.

Plots in the Golden Diamond

Bodegas Balbás has the privilege of owning a large number of vineyards in the area which the highly regarded Master of Wine, Jancis Robinson, has called the “Golden Diamond” of the Ribera del Duero because its soil and climate produce such high-quality wines.

Valdeherreros y Carreportillo

3 hectares of hillside with a fine clay soil. Harsh terrain with a very good nutrient and water retention capability.

La Dehesa

Clay soil; rough terrain with good drainage. Fertility is limited due to patches of shallow, stony soil.

Carranguix

Soil with normal fertility producing moderately vigorous vines, moderate yields and good ripening.

Zumbrin

Plot on a 12% incline with a loamy to silty-heavy loam texture in the upper part and a loamy texture in the lower part.

Carremolinos

Hillside plot with fine clay soil. Harsh terrain with a very good nutrient and water retention capability.

Valdillan I y II

Hillside plot with fine clay soil. Harsh terrain with a very good nutrient and water retention capability.

Rosedal

Hillside plot, trellis-trained, with a medium water and nutrient retention capability and medium internal drainage. Soil not very fertile at the top but very fertile at the bottom.

Fuentecuervos y la calva

870 m above sea level, sloping plot on harsh terrain. Loamy texture. Suitable levels of active limestone.

Lamalata

940 m above sea level. Stony limestone terrain: shallow but organically rich soil in the south and medium depth, fertile soil in the north.

La Horra

830 m above sea level. Loamy-clayey soil. Harsh terrain with good nutrient retention capability.