Bodegas Ismael Arroyo-ValSotillo, situated in Ribera del Duero Appellation of Origin, appeals to wine tourists from all around the world.
People from at least 32 different countries have visited this 400 years old winery, one of the pioneers in Ribera del Duero.
Most of our visitors come from the United States. But we have also reservations of winelovers from Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland, China, Puerto Rico, Belgium, Dominincan Republic, Russia, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia, Panama, Argentina, Denmark, Philippines, Holland, Ecuador, Colombia, Romania, Israel, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Turkey, Korea, Peru, Taiwan and Brazil.
In total, we get around 2.000 foreign visitors per year. Most of them arrange an organized wine tour, others contact by mail directly with the winery and some have read about ValSotillo in books or reports, like the one that wrote Jada Jan in the New York Times, considering Bodegas Ismael Arroyo-ValSotillo as her favourite.
All our visitors love the opportunity of having a first-hand experience of wine history and tradition, explained by the owners of the winery, who are direct descendants of the first winemakers in Sotillo de la Ribera, in the XVI century.
The walk through the outstanding hand carved underground historical cellar, preserved as it was four centuries ago and the reading of old documents from the XVII, XVIII and beginning of the XX century, talking about the family ancestors and how they made wine are highly valued by visitors.