Bodegas César Príncipe
This winery was created in 1982. Ignacio Príncipe runs the winery that is currently located in the highest part of Fuensaldaña, called Bodegas César Príncipe, one of the protagonists of the wine revolution in Cigales.
In 1998, Ignacio Príncipe continued and renewed a long family tradition of winegrowers and traditional claret makers, putting his energy into the “César Príncipe” project, a name that pays tribute to his father. The father (César Príncipe) and grandfather (Eutiquio) de Ignacio Príncipe had an old underground cellar in Fuensaldaña where they made rosés that one part sold. The passion for wine passed on to him and his other two brothers, César and Roberto, a legacy that they have managed to keep intact: respect for the land and the vineyard, tradition in essence. After years of hard work and dedication by their founder, César Príncipe, and now under the responsibility of Ignacio Príncipe, they seek to profit from the 40 acres of mature vineyards with most being more than 60 year old to produce great quality wines.
To that end, they carefully select the grapes along with a modern vinification process which involves aging in oak barrels (80% French oak and 20% American oak), this ultimately becomes the keys for success in their wines. The current winery of the Príncipe family dates back to the mid-1990s, when they took the step of transforming the traditional winery of making rosés for sale in bulk to labelled wines. At the end of 2015 they expanded the winery to increase production, but always with peace of mind and based on a family concept.