The essence of Marañones Winery is its vineyards. Its quality has been based for decades on the care of the people who modelled this landscape. Marañones Winery was conceived, from its origin, as a project that had to pay tribute to the memory of the people who cultivated those vineyards.
At Marañones, our relationship with the people who once owned each location is an enduring truth. Even if we do not renounce to improve the processes of cultivation and production, we have a great consideration for what unites us implicates us and
obliges us with the region, its conservation and its values.
We have learned about wine and land, from all of these people, and above all, we have learned about values, effort and love about wine and land.
These relations of friendship permeate Marañones. They are our grounding and commitment.We are bound to the landscape through this legacy. It bears witness to our belonging to a communal project. It is a reflection of the relationship between people and region.
As part of the general project "Beyond the wine", we present a series of excerpts from the interviews carried out for “Marañones living through its people”. They illustrate the essence of Gredos wine landscapes based on the social and cultural memory of its people.
"You are ‘crazy sanes’ "
"You are ‘crazy sanes’. You saved all the slowly dying vineyards of this town. Instead you gave them prestige.”
"Marañones Winery has built new foundations. Without them the vineyards would have gradually lost all prospects."
"My first job was to go to the field to hand pick the vine shoots. Today no one is capable of working the vineyard, to realise what the countryside is. It is precious, even if it demands a hard sacrifice. Our values are lost, the love of nature is lost. People tend to forget that we make wine in our town.”
Valentín Rey Reviejo "Picuenco"
"Working with life, it's life"
"If there is no passion, wine cannot be made."
“Traditionally our wines had a different purpose. They had a high alcohol content. That's why the Mediterranean wines enchanted the Romans. The latest generations have changed this."
"I was not wrong. I am into it. I would not have done it differently. If I could not have been ecological, I would not have done it well.”
"Respect for the environment is essential. It is part of our passion. What we do is neither intensive nor extensive. We work manually because we are craftsmen not manufacturers.”
winemaker and viticulturist
Gosálbez Orti Winery