Finca Montepedroso was founded in 2010 by La Familia Martínez Bujanda, a family-owned collection of wineries that dates back to 1889. More than a century has passed since the family’s patriarch, Joaquín Martínez-Bujanda, started making wine; now his great-grandchildren, Carlos and Pilar, are carrying on the tradition.
Traditionally Rioja producers, the Martínez-Bujanda family purchased the Finca Montepedroso vineyard to realize their dream of making fresh, aromatic whites from the high-altitude Verdejo vineyards of Rueda. Planted in 2002, Finca Montepedroso is a 62-acre single-estate vineyard at an altitude of 2,500 feet. The family vinifies their Verdejo in a small yet modern winery on the estate, continuing their tradition of producing family-owned estate wines.
Location of Vineyard
The family chose to make Verdejo in the DO of Rueda rather than in another region such as La Mancha due to Rueda’s particular terroir. Despite its Continental climate, Rueda’s high-altitude vineyards and gravelly, nutrient-poor soil create an ideal environment for preserving acidity and producing fresh and complex whites. Finca Montepedroso is located about a mile north of the town of Rueda.
La Familia Martínez Bujanda is committed to making wine from their own high-altitude old-vine vineyards in Spain’s best wine regions. Through a commitment to sustainable farming and modern technology, they continue a century-old tradition of producing top-quality, family-owned, estate wines.