Familia Fernández Rivera has initiated a process of renovation of its local and family heritage, rehabilitating one of its old stone wine presses. "We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to rehabilitate and maintain some of the wine presses where the history of wine began in our town, Pesquera de Duero, and which we continue today," says Lucía Fernández, CEO of the wine company.
Wine culture is considered part of the heritage of Pesquera de Duero, the town where Tinto Pesquera was born and where the potential of the area began to be talked about.
Valladolid, August 2023. Bodegas Alejandro Fernández Tinto Pesquera,S.L. born in 1972 in Pesquera de Duero (Valladolid) began to produce its first wines in the small winery of the sixteenth century located today within the winery itself and in 2022 on the occasion of its 50th anniversary reopened its doors for a special elaboration. This tradition has been extended over the years, among the different generations of the family, being now the third generation of Familia Fernández Rivera the one leading the company. This family winemaking project took off 51 years ago and still maintains its original essence, now with an eye on the future, as it has been able to adapt, renewing its identity and adapting its image to the new, increasingly competitive markets, in order to continue writing its history.
Continuing with this strategy, the wine company has begun the rehabilitation of one of its old wine presses, a work that clarifies the importance that Familia Fernández Rivera gives to these spaces as part of the family and local heritage.
"At Familia Fernández Rivera we are very aware of the importance of heritage, considering it the most important vehicle for transmitting knowledge and experiences between generations," describes Lucia Fernández, CEO of the wine company.
Despite already having a restored wine press and available to receive daily visits, their idea is to continue with this winemaking work. "We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to rehabilitate and maintain some of the wine presses where the history of wine began in our town, Pesquera de Duero, and which we continue today," says Lucía Fernández.
To remember its history is to evoke the moment when Tinto Pesquera was born (1975), when people began to talk about the potential of the area, giving rise to the Ribera de Duero Designation of Origin in 1982. This appellation has more than 300 wineries and encompasses the quality red wines produced in the provinces of Castilla y León. Familia Fernández Rivera confirms that they want to continue spreading the wine culture from the beginning, considering it as a "way of life" of their people.