Bodegas José Pariente
In the 1960s, José Pariente began producing artisanal white wines from a raw material of exceptional quality: Verdejo grapes from the vineyards of Rueda. He practised a meticulous viticulture and had faith in his soil, in quality and in the pleasure of making wine. His desire to produce great white wines is the raison d’être of the present-day winery, which his daughter Victoria Pariente established in 1998.
The energy and passion of José Pariente (1924-1997) inspire our activity today. Our five wines are a tribute that we renew each year, in each vintage.
The High Plains
Our vineyard is in the Rueda appellation, between the towns of Rueda and La Seca, in the province of Valladolid. The setting is a sweeping plateau at an altitude of 750 metres, stern and luminous, with the extreme continental climate of the Castilian meseta. In order to take advantage of a wider variety of soils and give greater complexity to the wines, the José Pariente vines are spread over several estates in the appellation. The best estates are on land poor in organic matter, with a gravelly soil, a layer of pebbles — highly beneficial to the roots of the vines — and a clay and limestone subsoil.
A Passionate Commitment
Innovation and respect, technology and passion for the great white wines. In the cellar, as in the vineyard, Victoria Pariente keeps alive her father’s José commitment to the pursuit of excellence. The winery now embraces the third generation of the family, in the persons of Martina Prieto Pariente and Ignacio Prieto Pariente, the daughter and son of Victoria and Ignacio Prieto.