Founded in 1729, this winery counts almost three centuries of history, making Alvear the second oldest winery in Spain and the most ancient in Andalucía.
Deeply committed to Montilla wines for almost 300 years, the winery has produced continuously throughout its history and houses extremely old soleras, authentic gems of Spanish winemaking. It has preserved the legacy of its cellars, home to liquid treasures in serene repose, some over 200 years old, some even pre-dating phylloxera. Montilla might not have any vineyards from before the historic blight, but some of the wines survive to this day.
What makes the vineyard of this region special are albariza soils, a material capable of retaining water in an area where it rains between 550 and 600 liters per year, except in some ‘’pagos’’, and its draining power, which prevents them from accumulating water and salts. Poor soils with a high level of lime, similar to those found in some prestigious wine producing areas in the world, such as Champagne.