Viña Pedrosa is one of the great estates in Ribera del Duero and is entirely a family concern, managed and run by three brothers, Benjamín, Manuel and Adolfo Pérez Pascuas. Having started the estate in 1980, today they own 150 hectares of prime vineyards near the villages of Pedrosa de Duero and Roa, north of the river Duero in the province of Burgos.
The secret behind the quality of the grapes is the high altitude (850 metres), which offsets the intense heat of this continental region, and the age of the vines (an average of 35 years). This results in grapes with incredibly intense flavours yet supported by fresh, natural acidity and fine, velvety tannins. The brothers are between 71 and 85 years-of-age now and since 1989 Benjamin's son José Manuel Pérez Ovejas has been in charge of winemaking.
They make several wines, starting with the classy Cepa Gavilan for everyday drinking, right up to reserva and gran reserva wines which can age magnificently in bottle.