HISTORY - CONVENTO OREJA
In the historical center of the Ribera del Duero, Convento Oreja was born when a group of wine enthusiastic friends decided to undertake a project which throbbed in our hearts for a very long time: to enjoy our friendship by tasting a glass of our own wine, a glass which gathered our own style, our passion, our work and the work of the nature in the lands of the Ribera del Duero.
When the Duero River reaches our Peñafiel region, it confirms its privileged origin to obtain exceptional wines. Its exceptional humidity encircles and caresses the racemes of grapes conferring to these wines a characteristic blend of vigor and finesse. We base our wines in the immense potential of the Tinta del País grape, a variety which gives away full wines with powerful aromas and intense colour. Red wines are custodians of famous aromas, toasted, ripe, full of substance, with the taste of the ripe fruit and a surprising sweetness of the ripe tannins.
We adopted the name of the cellar and the wine as a celebration of one of the icons of our life, a very old Cistercian convent (Convento de Santa María de Oreja), abandoned since more than four centuries, which is located in the township of Langayo. The convent dominate a valley with a shape of an ear.
With a strong commitment for quality and excellence, we decided to put in place the project in a smart and leisurely way, with no pretension and beyond the absolute requirement for a quick return on our investment: We enjoyed every single step of this process of creation.
As a result of this passion, we are now able to offer for your tasting leisure the light Convento Oreja wines which are now available for sale in the market. An elegant wine, well balanced and full of character, elaborated according to the rythm of monastic life through the peace, solitude, stillness, silence, patience and passionate dedication, seeking the pleasure of everyone who tastes it.