A HISTORY OF HOPE
way of understanding life
When Vega Sicilia became part of the Álvarez
family's life in 1982, the foundations were laid for TEMPOS Vega Sicilia. It
has constantly and steadily grown since then, involving the introduction of wines
produced in different wine-making areas, reaching out to new consumers around
the world and laying the foundations for a promising and highly successful
In April 1982, the Álvarez family purchased Vega Sicilia from its previous owner,
Hans Neuman, a Venezuelan businessman. Wine thus became the cornerstone of the family's new business project.
The Álvarez family created Alión. A modern and up-to-date wine, quite unlike the
classicism of Vega Sicilia. Coming under the same denomination of origin, just 15
km from the earlier brands, it marked a turning point in wine production in
Ribera del Duero.
was founded just three years after the fall of
communism in Hungary. Respect for the history and tradition of one of the
greatest wines in the world is here combined with the modernisation and
technological updating introduced by the Álvarez family.
was created in the Toro region further down the Duero River.
The Álvarez family's latest project on the banks of the Duero River has enabled
the family to broaden the horizon of its wine-making project.
Twelve years down the line, Macán was the brainchild of Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega
Sicilia. The union of two leading names of the world of wine is based in the La
Rioja denomination of origin and augers a future full of great wines.