BELONDRADE was created by Didier Belondrade in 1994 with the French concept “Vin de Château”, a wine made exclusively from the grapes grown at Finca Quinta San Diego. Twenty years have passed since he first made a firm commitment to the terroir of La Seca. Belondrade looks for complexity through the expression of its different terroirs by a process of spontaneous fermentation.
Didier Belondrade’s belief in the ageing capacity of the Verdejo grape was evidenced by the opening of his own winery in La Seca (Valladolid), designed by the architect Vincent Dufos du Rau. Since 2012, the estate Quinta San Diego comprises a new barrel cellar with an impressive “elevated” tasting room, providing panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards of La Seca down to the Duero Valley, designed by the architects of ODImásP.
BELONDRADE owns 30 hectares of vineyards. Whilst the land has always been worked in an environmentally respectful way, since 2014 the grapes have been officially certified as organic. The harvest is hand-picked, with a double selection, first in the vineyard and then again in the winery.
BELONDRADE´s goal is an average yield of no more than 5,500 kilograms per hectare (30 to 35 hectoliters per hectare). Having just one variety to work with (Verdejo), the desired complexity comes from the different soils (with different percentages of sand, clay and pebbles), the use of indigenous yeast and fermentation and ageing in French oak barrels, from varying forests, coopers and years.
Camino del Puerto s/n
47491 La Seca, Valladolid
Phone: +34 983 481 001