BEYOND THE MYTH
A culture of patience and dedication
Land bathed by the River Duero, an extreme climate,
expert hands, a pact with time.
Dedication, soul, passion... A mystery that is
impossible to explain.
Is this the origin of the myth?
MUCH MORE THAN WINE
endless path to excellence
There are people who
believe that the myth of Vega Sicilia was due to its being an aristocratic wine, in
scarce supply, and only within the means of a fortunate few; an object of desire
that only a privileged minority could enjoy. However, what many do not know, is that the real
origin of the legend lies in a story of hope, commitment and patience on the
banks of the River Duero, as it runs through the heart of Castilla, where the river
laps against and nourishes a unique and exceptional, nearly magical estate.
This wise, hard,
gnarled and barren land was destined to something great. It had to join forces with time to fulfil its great
dream: to give the best of
itself, achieve extraordinary crops that would fill it with pride and show off
the splendour of nature. Yet, to do so, land
and time needed man's help. Someone to be their
eyes and hands and farm in line with nature's rhythms. As only in that way,
when we are humble enough to accept nature's way, do we achieve exceptional results.
Centuries passed waiting
for someone to listen to the call of this magical land. And very few people have the gift to see further, to
listen to what others hear, to feel what
others do not feel. Until one day, fate
brought along a man who listened to its call, a man who followed his intuition
and change the traditional crop of cereals for the best vine stocks of the 19th
century. A man who knew how
to learn from nature, patiently respected its rhythms, looked after the land
and protected time, thus achieving a perfect balance.
Autumn was the time
of the grape harvest and the land could, after all, begin to dream, for which
it was pre-destined; the grapes proved to be of an unrivalled quality and
personality and, after maturing in the silence and solitude of the winery,
became one of the greatest legends of the history of wine. Vega Sicilia was finally born.
Since then, land and
time have accompanied Vega Sicilia on the endless path towards excellence. Helping it to overcome the challenges and avoid
temptations. Embarking on the
path without taking short-cuts, avoiding temporary fashions and contrivances.
And thus, by
steadily and resolutely progressing, Vega Sicilia has become great. Its name has spread through the world and its
philosophy has reached other shores, exceptional terroirs where special wines
have emerged as a symbol of its essence. Único, Valbuena, Alión, Pintia,
Macán, Oremus... form a family, TEMPOS Vega Sicilia, and share the firm
conviction that the best wine still has to be made.
TEMPOS Vega Sicilia embodies a
culture of commitment and patience, a rigorous and honest spirit. A way of understanding life where respecting the value
of time, today more than ever, is present as the lynchpin of its reality.
A philosophy that
stands out for its commitment to nature and people, seeking to obtain the best
of the land, vines, grapes and wine. An unlimited
commitment to the search for excellence, for the essence of the authentic, for
the endeavours and the reward for giving one's best.
TEMPOS Vega Sicilia is now much more
than wine: it is the symbol of
the pride of a job well done, of the value of knowing how to wait for
excellence. It is the result of
the wisdom of the land, time and all those who believed and believe in it.
Today the reality
exceeds the myth.