Fernando Castro Wineries has been present in the Spanish territory since 1850, becoming the oldest family owned winery in Castile-La Mancha. In 1895, it opened up to new international markets thanks to the well-known "Wine Train", and later through its own transport network.
With an unbeatable geographical location, in the nerve centre of the Valdepenas Denomination of Origin, this location has facilitated the expansion of its market to more than 70 countries.
Its 380 hectares of vineyards, located around the Finca Los Altos, are personally supervised by the Castro family, with the invaluable support of great professionals who contribute to the production, elaboration, ageing and marketing of its wines, with modern, comfortable and functional facilities.
Fernando Castro Wineries specialises in grape varieties that tolerate heat, drought and frost. Among them, the Tempranillo variety stands out, the most representative among the red wines.
The growth of the winery, with its three production plants, demonstrates the high potential of this company. With over 20 000 m2, Bodegas Fernando Castro has 4 bottling plants for still wines, 2 bag-in-box packing plants, a bottling plant for sparkling wines, controlled temperature areas for ageing with 7.000 barrels capacity and logistic area for a 6 million bottles capacity.
Fernando Castro Wineries works in the management of the quality of the wines. We have quality certifications of Denomination of Origin Valdepenas, Denomination of Origin La Mancha, Tierra de Castilla, organic wines, vegan, Halal, BRC and IFS.
The winery combines the essence of the winemaking tradition with the latest technologies. The entire production process is led by a team of highly qualified professionals, who exhaustively control: the vegetative cycle of the vineyard, the harvest, the winemaking process and even the use of different types of oak in the barrels for the wines to be aged.
From our vineyards to our facilities, we follow a process of monitoring and continuous evolution to minimise the impact on the environment.
We have been involved in a carbon footprint reduction project for some years now, promoted by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge. We are committed to reducing gas emissions.
Its flexibility and ability to adapt at a structural level and its efforts to satisfy customer needs in terms of design, quality, production and delivery time have made Fernando Castro Wineries stand out from its direct competitors in the sector, reaching up sales of 45 million bottles per year; of them, 90 percent for exports.
Always alert to new consumer tastes, and the possibility of making customised wines according to channels and markets. In the last decade the cellar has expanded its product range to new and emerging sectors such as sparkling wines, alcohol-free, Halal and vegan wines, organic wines and even sangrias and low- alcohol drinks of wine.
Bodegas Fernando Castro is committed to the customised offer as the key to success in today's wine market.
Every year, the wines from Bodegas Fernando Castro are assessed by many critics and experts and the cellar receives many international awards from the most prestigious wine competitions such as Berliner Wine Trophy, Asia Wine Trophy, Mundus Vini Wein Trophy, Sakura Wine Trophy, Women International Wine Trophy, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and Concours International des vins Biologiques, among the most importants.
Currently, two generations of the Castro family work together. Fernando Castro Alcarazo, current manager of Bodegas Fernando Castro took over the winery in 2003. Heir to the experience of 4 generations of winemakers, his style of management exudes pioneering and innovative spirit combined with his love for the land and passion for good wine. The restlessness of his whole life, "creating precedent and spreading the potential of the region as a final product marketer".