During the Roman Empire, vine growing and wine making process began to be improved thanks to the beginning of the roman plough. Wine was made and consumed in different ways depending on the social classes. The wine making process has changed since then up to now. Romans made the alcoholic fermentation in clay items and stored it in amphoras.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, monks and other religious people implemented new ways of vine growing. On your right, you can appreciate a board showing you the Monastery of Santa Maria de Valbuena: its inhabitants, the monks, left the wisdom of how to grow properly the vines and how to make a wine with a great quality, in the XII Century. As a curiosity, those monks included wine in their every day diet. They could just drink a quarter, a typical measure at that moment; it was called EMINA, which is our winery brand.
In the Middle Ages, the consumption of wine was something related with luxury and not all the people could drink it.
Bellow you can still see a private collection of copies showing you the importance of the wine at the monasteries.