ValleYglesias is the result of the madness of two brothers, who come from worlds very different from that of wine and restoration and WE DECIDED TO BET ON OUR LAND.
It all started with Bodega Valleyglesias, a pioneer private winery in the Sierra Gredos. Starting a private winery in the late 1990s, when even cooperatives closed their doors, was crazy. Currently we export more than half of the production and our wines are among the most recognized in Madrid and the Sierra de Gredos.
And the madness continued as we entered the world of restoration without any experience. Today Restaurante Valleyglesias is the reference restaurant in the area and the showcase where we are reflected; combination of tradition and modernity but always with quality as a point of reference.
After 11 years professionally dedicated to MTB, I decided that the time had come to leave behind the suffering, the pressure of the competition, the stress… How confused I was, the world of wine is the same!
For all the places where I have passed with my music, I have always proudly carried a piece of my land. My “World” I show you with my songs, in the restaurant I show you my “Earth”.
Fernando Ocaña SR
After I retired I decided to collect and rescue information from the people who have cared for and lived the vine all their lives, and… put it into practice.
The one that controls everything.
A word is enough to the wise
FAMILY HISTORY 1860
This story begins with our great-grandfather Ramiro Ocaña, born in 1860. Like so many other families in this area, our ancestors dedicated themselves to the fields, they were winegrowers. After the arrival of the phylloxera in Madrid, which meant the total loss of the vineyards, around the second decade of the 20th century, the family went from cultivating their vineyards to replanting the vines that were dying from the phylloxera plague. . For this they had a hard-working gang of women who were the ones who made the grafts. Once the grafts spent the winter in the family nursery, when spring came the new vines were planted in the field to form a new vineyard.
As the generations passed, the field work was abandoned and the family dedicated themselves to other trades. And it is now a century later when we once again look to our roots and start on the road full of strength and hope.
First elaborations in an old farmhouse. Without means, we can carry out harvests of just 5,000 kilos of grapes. The resulting wines were not commercialized but served as a basis for gaining experience.
Inside the San Martín business incubator, the winery begins to take shape. We acquire new machinery and obtain the qualification of the Designation of Origin Wines of Madrid. First wines for sale only locally.
After a lot of work, finally since 2010 we have had an authentic winery located in a privileged environment. At the top of a hill and in the middle of the vineyards. ! The dream is taking shape!
First steps in restoration. Small place where we only offered tapas. Of course, very good!
WINE & MUSIC BAR
We moved to a larger venue, but our menu was still only for varied tapas. The inauguration just got out of hand.
Reference restaurant in the area and every day trying to do better.