Bodegas Familiares Matarromera was created in 1988 by Carlos Moro, who is winegrower and winemaker. He decided to take up the legacy of his ancestors and take advantage of the wisdom of the wines that had taken root there in the 12th century, thanks to the monks of the Monastery of Santa María de Valbuena, which is located near Emina Winery.
His first facility was Bodega Matarromera, located in Valbuena de Duero, and he made his first wine in 1994, being awarded as the best wine in the world.
From that moment up to now, Bodegas Familiares Matarromera is made up of 9 wineries in 6 different appellations as you can observe in the map. Bodegas y Viñedos Carlos Moro, located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra (La Rioja) is the last facility that has been added to the company.
After the creation of Bodega Matarromera in 1988, Carlos Moro wanted to create a new type of wine in two of the most important wine growing areas of his birthplace, the Spanish region of Castilla y León. Now being the president of Bodegas Familiares Matarromera, Carlos began to sketch out his plan for the heart and soul of Emina at the end of the 1990s. In 2005, he built this modern Emina Ribera winery next to the historic Monastery of Santa María de Valbuena, on the banks of the Douro River. In 2007, Emina Rueda Winery was built close to Medina del Campo; both wineries are less than an hour away from Valladolid and less than two from Madrid. The creator of the Emina Wineries knew that innovative products and techniques could be developed, and, slowly but surely, he has managed to position this winegrowing region, framed by the prestigious Ribera del Duero and Rueda Denominations of Origin, at the forefront of technological innovation in the sector.
Bodega Renacimiento, located in Olivares de Duero, is an old building from the XVI century that was once home to the Marqués de Olivares and then a Jesuit work house. It was built with a solid brick dome and walls that are two metres wide, providing this winery with the ideal natural conditions to age a wine, RENTO, coming from excellent Tempranillo grapes and aged in the most exclusive French and American oak barrels.
At the end of the 90’s, it was established Bodega Valdelosfrailes in DO Cigales, a region traditionally well-known by its rosé wines. Nevertheless, this DO began to operate and started to be known for its red wines in 1991. In this facility, red and rosé wines are made, using exclusive old vines.
Bodega Cyan was established in 1999 set deep in the far west of D.O Toro, Valdefinjas, 12 km far from Toro. The winery is located at the top of a hill, surrounded by outstanding views of this region with a long winemaking tradition. Bodega Cyan has three warehouses which are on the top of the hill where it is possible to enjoy the impressive views of the region and the vineyards. This winery includes all of the modern facilities and machinery that are required to create optimum-quality wines which also meet the requirements of the Ecological Agriculture scheme.
The company also bets on olive oil production, thanks to the first Ecological Olive Oil Mill, OLIDUERO, located next to EMINA RUEDA in Medina del Campo. This olive oil mill produces Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Arbequina, Arbosana and Picual varieties, always carrying out sustainable practices in their production processes, using resources efficiently and saving energy. The olives used for the production of OLIDUERO olive oils come from different sources in Castilla y León, some of which are integrated into organic farming.
Bodegas Familiares Matarromera have been producing natural ingredients for a long time thanks to poliphenols and other organic molecules so that it can be carried out an improvement of its products: wine, olive oil, Vinesenti and ESDOR Cosmetics.
Alcohol-free or low-alcohol wine, whether white, rosé, young red, barrel aged red or even sparkling wines have been made, consumed and sold since 2008. After years of research via various R&D&I projects. WIN represents the evolution of a refreshing wine-based drink patented by Bodegas Familiares Matarromera. The desire to improve its products led the company to conduct further research along the same lines, seeking ways to create a wine containing 0.0% alcohol and sugar.
Destilerías del Duero was established in San Bernardo (Valbuena de Duero), next to the monastery of Santa María de Valbuena, with the aim of recovering those ancient traditions of the monks that lived in the monastery in the XII Century. It is the only distillery based in Ribera del Duero to produce high-alcohol and low-alcohol brandies and spirits.
Bodegas Familiares Matarromera integrates a new concept of Wine Tourism, which has made it the national and international benchmark and compromises several local places where the essence of wine can be felt. Different types of tours are offered at the wineries of Bodegas Familiares Matarromera, located in different regions, where the tourist can discover all the works carried out by its winemakers. In addition to its wine tourism activities, the tourists can enjoy a tasty meal in its restaurant La Espadaña de San Bernardo and relax in its Hotel Rural Emina, both located in the Ribera del Duero region.