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A treasure hidden in plain sight

Calar is a family winery located on the historic Montanchuelos estate, in the Campo de Calatrava, atop volcanic soils.

Un tesoro escondido
a simple vista

Calar es una bodega familiar situada en la histórica finca Montanchuelos, en el Campo de Calatrava, sobre suelos volcánicos.

Calar Wineries

History, family, and the potential of our volcanic terroir come together to create wines with their own name.

Calar Wineries was founded by Juan José Moreno Alarcón, with the philosophy of making wines that “retain the family character and speak of the land where they were born.” The winery is located on the historic Montanchuelos estate, which enters the annals of history following the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212, being one of the most significant commanderies of the Order of the Calatrava warrior monks.

Today, the three daughters of Juan José Moreno Alarcón continue at the helm of the winery, remaining faithful to the hallmark of sustainability and respect for the environment that characterizes the artisanal viticulture of our history.

With small productions and selection in the vineyard, our philosophy is one of minimal intervention, but without forgetting innovation. Thanks to the incorporation of technological advances, such as the weather station and the remote sensing system, we know the real state of the vines with precision. Our vineyards have an average density of 2000 vines per hectare. We do not use herbicides or pesticides, we work with cover crops and fertilize with natural manure.

In the winery, our philosophy remains the same, employing a respectful winemaking process with minimal intervention and using materials that allow us to reflect the uniqueness of our volcanic soils.

Since our father decided to harness the untouched natural surroundings of this volcanic land, producing a wine with its own name, we feel entrusted with this historical legacy, with the mission to protect it and pass it on to future generations.

We are guardians of that philosophy, and we convey it through our wines: the excellence of the grape that this volcanic land yields is respected to the fullest, and our sole task is to preserve it with utmost care and without interfering in the essence of each part of the process.

The winemakers

Marta Ramas and Miguel Fisac are Agricultural Engineers and graduated in Oenology at the University of Bordeaux. It was there that their professional career began, working in the Grands Crus Classés of Saint-Emilion, Sauternes, and Pessac-Léognan. During their time in France, they learned that small details and a great terroir are what make the difference in crafting a fine wine.

Their curiosity and love for wine later led them to explore new viticultural areas in New Zealand, California, and South Africa, where they worked for several seasons and continued learning about the various winemaking methods around the world. In 2013, they decided to return to Spain in different regions, joining Calar Wineries because they strongly believe in the potential of our volcanic terroir.