An example of innovation and care for the environment
We are wine with a pioneering spirit. We always seek to explore the limits and possibilities of our vineyard combining tradition and technological advances with respect for the land and the grapes.
And throughout, giving priority to the utmost quality, engaging us with the care of the environment and defending our Corporate Social Responsibility. We have food safety certification, including the IFS and BRC standards. We are self-sufficient in electricity thanks to our hydroelectric plant and solar farm. In addition, our livestock supplies us with a natural fertilizer for all our crops. We recycle all the waste that we generate from our raw materials and we have reduced our propane consumption and helped reduce our carbon footprint with more sustainable product policies.
The winery was built in harmony with its natural surroundings. It is embedded in a hillside, partially underground, following the centuries-old tradition of the surrounding towns, to maintain constant conditions of temperature and humidity for ageing wines.
Inside, the winery has an innovative barrel stacking system using metal sleepers that form an original and effective honeycomb structure. The winery also has an automated barrel washing line and a hall with 21,000 litre French Nevers oak vats to complement wine ageing in traditional 225 and 300 litre French, American and Central European oak barrels.
The tour of the facilities is completed with a visit to the Wine Museum, a unique place where the most special vintages of the PRADOREY wines repose.
San Andres Hermitage
Next to the INN there is a modest Chapel built in the 16th century and restored in the 1950s. It holds a 14th century baptismal font and a magnificent altarpiece from the late 15th century in a delicate Spanish-Flemish style.
A carving of St Andrew under a huge canopy looks over an ensemble with a predella and two upper bodies decorated with gold filigree. Below the eight panels there are another six of outstanding craftsmanship made by a different artist. These narrate the life of the owner of the altarpiece and also depict the four prophets accompanied by St Catherine and St Barbara.
The Dairy Farm
The PRADOREY cow farm was set up in 1900, but milk production did not start until 1928. Since its inception, the dairy farm has been a model to follow in terms of innovation and quality. Already in the 1940s, it produced skimmed milk, powder milk and butter.
Today, it has some 800 Frisian cows, and it is considered one of the most important dairy farms in Spain, being one of the few to be certified to the PMO American quality standard, which is renewed through comprehensive quarterly inspections. Furthermore, the manure produced by the cows serves as natural fertilizer for the estate’s crops.
These are basic shelters used by shepherds to protect the flock from the elements and predators.
At PRADOREY, there is a flock of 1,800 sheep, most of which are Churras, a race native to the region and prized for both its meat and its milk. That milk is used to make delicious traditional cheeses that can be tasted both at the INN and during the PRADOREY winery tours.
The PRADOREY solar photovoltaic farm covers more than 3 hectares in an area of the estate called La Recorba. It has been in operation since 2006 and consists of 640 photovoltaic modules, offering power peaks of 121,600 W.