Bodega Sierra Norte

The story of this winery ( begins on 8000 square meters in Camporrobles in 1914. This was the area that was first occupied by the Bobal grape. All the fields around the city were exclusively for grain. Why exactly did they take that step? They still don’t know exactly to this day, but they are aware they were visionairs. In the 1950’s sons, Manuel and Heraclio, who opted for a vineyard in the grain region, took over the Winery. They decided to expand the farmland and introduce a new variety. This became Tempranillo, which is also a nice addition to the Bobal grape in blends. They planted 5 hectares and the wines were mainly sold to private individuals. In the 1950’s, viticulture grew even more, partly thanks to the purchase of Spanish wines by the French. They decided to invest further and looked at new possibilities, so they decided to plant 2.5 hectares of Macabeu.

Heraclio did not sit stil land after this succes he planted another 10 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon. He also introduced the sprinkler irrigration system. He saw that many phytosanitairy products damaged the crop, the birds and the bees so he started to cultivate organically. In 1994 the third generation took over: Manuel and Lorenzo expanded, so Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah were planted. Together with Pedro, a good friend of the two, conversations arise…The three wanted to do business together and grow further.

‘What if we unite the vineyards and turn them into one winery’? In 1999 this became reality: Bodegas Sierra Norte was born! All the vineyards received a organic certification that year. They build a new office and Bodega in requena and shortly after this their first wine was being released: Ananto was live! Of course more wines followd and in 2005 exports to Europe started and in 2009 America was also added.

The Pasión wines are now their greatest pride and are made from the oldest vineyards, almost 60 years old. In La Roda, Albacete, they bought 70 hectares of land in 2011. Many new varieties were being planted here, such as Verdejo, Riesling and Petit Verdot. Later Monastrell was added when they discovered the vineyards in Jumilla. In this area they opened a production cellar. They will never forget about their beautiful history and they are looking forward to the future.

Check out the wine in our collection from this vineyard:

  • White wine

1564 Voignier

Pasion de Moscatel

  • Red wine

1564 Syrah

Pasion de Monastrell

  • Rosé wine

Pasion Rose