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Casa Palacio de los Serrano S. XVIII.
Palace restored as a bed and breakfast hotel.
Contact’s mobile: (34) 650239109   
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Casa Durmión.
Rural house to rent as a whole.
Contact’s mobile: (34) 615 639 317.
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Mesón El Cid. 
Homemade food, daily menu and a la carte.
Phone. 947 53 23 32.


En esta seccion podras encontrar noticias de prensa tanto nacional como internacional y de prestigiosas revistas especializadas del sector del vino relaccionadas con la Bodega, sus vinos y su entorno.

Arroyo & Arroyo: meeting in ValSotillo.

jueves, 22 julio 2010

The Californian winemaker Vincent Arroyo, who runs a winery in Calistoga, visited recently (on Saturday 17th of July)  Bodegas Ismael Arroyo, a family winery in Ribera del Duero, (Spain).

It was an interesting meeting between two winemakers who share the same surname, Arroyo, because Vincent Arroyo’s granfather was born in Spain (Salamanca), and migrated to the States in 1914.


Valsotillo line reviewed on Snooth

martes, 15 junio 2010, one of the most influential web sites in the USA,  has included some  reviews of Valsotillo wines:
The reviewer  describes and  evaluates 2005 Crianza Valsotillo, 2004 Reserva Valsotillo, 2004 VS Reserva and 2001 VS Reserva.

There is also a general review of the D.O. Ribera del Duero:


The Washington Post Reviews Valsotillo

jueves, 06 mayo 2010

The Washington Post
published last 28th of April a good review of Valsotillo Crianza 2004. The reviewer’s punctuation mark was two stars and a half (on a scale of 1 to 3) and described Valsotillo Crianza 2004 as a rich and complex wine, with berry flavours, dark colour and good tannins which give structure to the wine.

Other prestigious magazines in the United States, as Wine Spectator and Wine & Spirits, also published in april different reviews about our wines: Valsotillo Reserva 2004, Valsotillo Crianza 2005, Valsotillo Gran Reserva 1999 and Mesoneros de Castilla Tinto Roble.


Valsotillo Took Part in the ‘Grand Tasting’ of Ribera del Du

lunes, 15 marzo 2010

Bodegas Ismael Arroyo was one of the 125 wineries selected to take part in the Gran Tasting hosted by Drink Ribera, Drink Spain in New York City on February 23, 2010. Over 700 professionals and guests gathered at the Puck Building in lower Manhattan.

Ramón Arroyo and his importer in the U.S., Estebe Salgado (Tradewinds), shared the tasting of Valsotillo wines with many visitors and friends, as Gustavo Iniesta, sommelier in La Taberna del Alabardero, Spanish restaurant in Washington, Mr. Miller, from Solera restaurant in New York, and Elio San Miguel, from Instituto Miguel de Cervantes, where he has organised tastings with Valsotillo wines.


Valsotillo Crianza 2004, Wine of the Month

miércoles, 27 enero 2010

Wine of the Month in Taberna del Alabardero, in Washington

Taberna del Alabardero, the Spanish restaurant that Luis Lezama opened in Washington 20 years ago, has selected the wine Valsotillo Crianza 2004  as Wine of the Month. The sommelier Gustavo Iniesta has been offering this wine during all January at a special price, pointing up its deep cherry colour, clean and complex in the nose, with Rich fruity, aromas of black fruit, dry prune and minerals, and with a lot of backbone and lingering.

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