Welcome to Emina Winery and Wine Museum, the headquarter of Bodegas Familiares Matarromera, located in the so-called “golden triangle” of the Ribera del Duero region formed by Valbuena de Duero, Pesquera de Duero and Peñafiel. You can know in this tour the wine history of Ribera del Duero, the wine making process of our wines and the ageing of them in barrel and in bottle. Besides, you will know more about all the products made from the same raw material, OUR GRAPES; and the olive oil that we obtain from OLIVES.
Perhaps, you may have noticed that outside the building there is a GARDEN OF VARIETIES, plenty of different grape varieties, white and red ones, most of them found mainly in Castilla y León. It is an experimental garden where our Research and Development Department (R&D&I) studies how these national and international grape varieties suit the climate and soil conditions in Ribera del Duero Appellation. Furthermore, this garden works as a genetic reserve. The garden is in the care of OINOZ, a sculpture made by Cristobal Gabarrón being a tribute to winegrowers. This Spanish sculptor chose the bronze material since it also grows older as the wine does.
The GARDEN OF VARIETIES offers a warm welcome to this flamboyant building, with its well-appreciated architecture and an aesthetic rooted in the environment and the countryside, the interior of which is based around a central atrium and can be appreciated via the magic of natural light. Emina Winery is a prime example of eco-sustainable construction, generating energy for its own consumption. Thanks to its use of clean energies, it became the first Comprehensive Sustainable Development Centre.
You will do the tour clockwise, around the central atrium. Along the museum you will see windows so you can enjoy how people work in the bottling line, barrel cellar and wine processing plant: at first, on the left you will see the barrel cellar and on your right, the bottling line, located in the central atrium. After that, on the left you can observe the wine processing plant and the labs on your right. Finally, in the last part of the museum you will see the bottling cellar where the ageing in bottle is made.