At the end of the 19th century, the estate belonged to the Lecanda family, who pioneered a new form of wine production in this region.
Hacienda Monasterio as we know it today was borne from an idea that Peter Sisseck had in 1990. Indeed, when he arrived in Ribera del Duero to run the cellar and plant vines there, his visionary spirit allowed him to manage the vineyard in a daringly radiant manner. The current cellar was constructed between 1991 and 1992, having been conceived by French architect, Philippe Maziéres, who had already worked for prestigious cellars such as Château Margaux and Château d’Yquem. Two years later, Carlos de la Fuente joined the team as Peter’s right-hand man.
Hacienda Monasterio is a 160-hectare estate, 78 of which are planted with vines. It is located between Pesquera and Valbuena de Duero, two cities in the Duero Valley in Spain which are reputed for the quality of their wines. The heterogeneous composition of the soils allows the land to be divided into plots, all of which share a distinctive feature: a high concentration of limestone, which gives these Spanish wines subtlety and elegance.
The main grape variety cultivated here is Tinto Fino issued from the selected old vines in the region, which, like Tempranillo, is characterised by its large bunches and high yield. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec are also grown in smaller quantities and are used to balance out the wines’ structure.
The estate’s cellar is also at the forefront of modernity. Three buildings, equipped with a temperature and humidity control system, stand at the heart of the estate, contribute to the beauty of the estate’s wines. Stainless steel depots, temperature control systems, analytical control labs, cooling systems, natural gravel floors…Hacienda Monasterio has all of the features of the greatest estates.
Authentic and pure, organically cultivated wines are the fruit of these features. Through these wines, enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike can enjoy an unforgettable journey to the heart of great Spanish terroirs.