The necropolis of the Vacace de Pintia archaeological site, in the municipality of Padilla de Duero-Peñafiel, is where the first reference to winemaking was discovered in the region. Wine residues, as well as ritual offerings, confirm the presence and consumption of wine in the region more than 2,000 years ago.
At the end of the century, in 1925, the harvest was regulated, but it was in the 15th century that the production of wine and its quality began to be controlled thanks to the Ordinances of Castile.
Official status was granted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on 21 July 1982.
The dream of Don Ricardo de Santiago, a native of Benavente (Zamora), came true in 1997 thanks to his efforts to promote a wine culture. The Golden Mile from the Ribera del Duero, in Peñafiel, witnessed the birth of Tamaral that same year. Since then, the winery has always belonged to the same family, which is very unusual in the wine world and one of the brand’s most remarkable and enviable characteristics.
The first harvest took place in the year Tamaral was created, although cultivation actually began in the 90s. And so began of a life dedicated to wine.
In 2004 we launched Finca La Mira’s first vintage, a wine that is currently only produced in exceptional years. After originally planning to turn it into a Reserva, we ultimately decided to release it as an estate wine. This 100% Tempranillo variety comes from vines located at an altitude of more than 900 metres in Pesquera de Duero. Up until this point, Tamaral's entire business was located in one small building. That same year it was decided to expand the facilities, thanks to the growth that the winery had experienced in the first ten years of its history.
Finca Velia's first vintage was in 2016. This award-winning jewel of the winery comes from vineyards located at an altitude of more than 900 meters in Pesquera de Duero. Its second vintage will be released in 2021.
We are expanding the facilities and modernising our systems. The new winery building will have a large tasting room, production area, cask cellar, warehouse, shop and the most modern technology to continue producing high-quality wines. This project will provide Bodegas y Viñedos Tamaral with optimum efficiency to produce its quality wines and allow it to welcome anyone who wants to get to know the winery.
TAMARAL, YESTERDAY AND TODAY
The tender care of the vineyards and the pride we take in constantly improving, speak to Tamaral's commitment to keep on evolving without forgetting its most intrinsic traditions.