A treasure hidden in plain sight

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

A hidden treasure
at a glance

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

Bodegas Calar

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

Founded by Juan José Moreno Alarcón, with the philosophy of making wines that “maintain the family character and speak of the land where they were born“. The winery is located in the historic “Finca de Montanchuelos”, that appears in history after the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212, being one of the most important commendations of the order of Calatrava’s warrior monks.

Today, the three daughters of Juan José Moreno Alarcón continue to run the winery, remaining faithful to the seal of sustainability and respect for the environment that characterizes the artisanal winemaking of our history.

With small productions and selection in the vineyard, our philosophy is that of minimum intervention, but without forgetting innovation. Thanks to the incorporation of technological advances, such as the weather station and the remote sensing system, we know exactly the real state of the vines. 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 fertilizers.

In the winery, our philosophy is the same, carrying out respectful winemaking, with minimal intervention and using materials that allow us to reflect the uniqueness of our volcanic soils.

Since our father decided to take advantage of the unaltered natural environment of this volcanic land, producing a wine with its own name, we feel that we are the custodians of this historical legacy, with the mission to protect it and pass it on to future generations.

We are guardians of this philosophy, and we transmit it through our wines: the excellence of the grape that gives us this volcanic soil is respected to the maximum, and our only task is to preserve it with the utmost care and without interfering in the essence of each part of the process.


Marta Ramas and Miguel Fisac are Agronomists and Graduates in Oenology from the University of Bordeaux.  It was there that he began his professional career, working in the Grands Crus Classés of Saint-Emilion, Sauternes and Pessac-Léognan. During their time in France they learned that it is the small details and a great terroir that make the difference in making a great wine.

Their restlessness and love for wine later led them to discover new winegrowing areas in New Zealand, California and South Africa, where they worked for several seasons and where they continued to learn about the different forms of winemaking that exist in the world. In 2013, they decided to return to Spain in different regions, joining Bodegas Calar because they firmly believe in the potential of our volcanic terroir.