History

Bodegas Ruiz Torres

The first data collected from our winery goes back to the year 1870, Miguel Ruiz, made wines in the traditional style of the area with native varieties such as the alarije. These elaborations were called “pitarras” and they were sold to the neighbors of the locality.

But the wine tradition of the area dates back to the fourteenth century, in the monastery of Guadalupe, the religious order of the Jerónimos, made up to 7 different wines. Of this same century it is the oldest wine treaty that is known in Spain, it was called “Book and Record of the Winery of the Royal Monastery of Guadalupe”.

The first Spanish wines that came to America were from this area, because Christopher Columbus left here saying goodbye to the Catholic Monarchs, who spent long periods in Guadeloupe.

In 1968, Antonio Ruiz Torres, with just 18 years old, took over the family business taking over from his father Felipe Ruiz, who in addition to making wines, traveled all over Extremadura to market them. In 1973 he assembled his first bottling line, unique at that time and of great novelty.

In 1983 he made his first exports to countries such as Russia and Germany, but it is from 1990 when the winery experienced a great expansion, thanks to the quality wines that were being prepared and the commercial and entrepreneurial character of Antonio Ruiz Torres, granting him In 2005, the Junta de Extremadura received the “La Constancia Empresarial” award, as it was one of the companies with the longest standing in the region and the “Best Entrepreneur of the Year” award.

In 2009 a new project begins with the construction of a cultural wine complex.

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