Bodegas Vega Sauco | D.O. Toro
Bodega VEGA SAÚCO is a family-owned winery that was founded in 1991 by Wenceslao Gil Durantez (also knowns as “Wences”), one of the most dynamic and well known wine makers in Spain. His wife Mari Jose is responsible for wine tourism and his daugther Patricia, also an Oenologist, is working in the winery with the rest of the professional staff who make up the big family of Vega Saúco.
Bodegas Vega Saúco is situated in D.O. Toro between de Diero river and the Guarena river. The local climate is very extreme, the sandy soil is poor and permeable and the gravel that rests on clay with good drenaje thermoregulates the process of ripening.
Bodegas Vega Saúco controls 68 ha. of vineyards and owns approximately 60% of these vineyards. Most of these vineyards are planted with red grape variety “Tinta de Toro” while some of these vineyards cultivate the typical white varieties of the area: Malvasia and Verdejo. The average vineyards are 40 years old but many of them are older than a century. They contain both cultivars: bush vines and also trellis system trained vines.