We feel both as inheritors of an historical legacy and an unchanged environment, as well as its custodians with an explicit duty to preserve it for future generations.
This is the philosophy that we want to infuse into our wines: a solid foundation based on the excellent grape that is provided by our soil, and the use of elaboration techniques that fully respect these grapes.
Today, the three daughters of Juan José Moreno Alarcón are at the head of the winery, always following its foundational principle: to maintain its family-based character and to make wines that speak about the land where they were born, with a small and high-quality production.
Our concept of the wine combines tradition with the contemporary: respect for artisanal viticulture complemented by modern technological methods, such as a weather station, humidification technology, and remote sensing of the vineyard.
Result: A long-term and innovative project, which is – above all else – inspiring.
Juan José Moreno Alarcón
(1933 – 2011)
When he was of a very young age, he began working during the summer selling the wood his family produced in his sawmill of the Sierra de Alcaraz. One of his usual stops through his routes in the south of La Mancha was the Montanchuelos estate, and in one of those summers his wishful thinking of producing his own wines began to take shape. He was able to meet his objectives during old age, when he founded Bodegas Calar with a very specific purpose: to make the best wine that the land can offer.
The name of the winery is a tribute to his hometown, Riópar, where the Calar del Río Mundo (the source of the Mundo River and regionally famous landmark) is located.
Sagrario Moreno Carmona
A graduate History of Art and a vocational pianist, she has inherited both the love for Montanchuelos and her high level of perfectionism from her father.
Her ideal wine is the one which passes on the personality of the land, and she believes that winemaking should be considered as a Fine Art due to its multidisciplinary nature and the importance that creativity plays in the winemaking process.