The Golden Wines
The earliest manuscripts to mention wine production in our area date back to the eleventh century. The industry of the monastic orders and the proximity of major towns and cities of medieval Castile favoured the cultivation of vines. This development culminated around 1600, at the height of Spain’s Golden Age, when the ‘golden wines’ of Rueda enjoyed great prestige.
Later, in the eighteenth century, the vineyards extended over even more land, and seeking ever higher quality occupied the terroirs closest to the Duero River in what is now the centre of the appellation, officially established in 1980.