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Bodegas Contreras Ruiz, Spain

Next to the National Park of Donana, an area of preserved natural beauty, Bodegas Contreras Ruiz champions the rich, full bodied Zalema grape.

Located in the deep south of Spain, on the Atlantic coast close to Portugal, this is the perfect site to grow this local variety organically. Their goal is to make complex wines, where this single grape variety is expressed in different ways according to site and soil.


Having converted a substantial portion of their vineyards to organic viticulture they are aiming to have certified wines within the next few years and with this comes respect for the environment and shows through in the way they produce distinct fresh young wines. Vineyards are calcareous in nature and are rich in saline content which shows in the wine.

  • In process of converting vineyards to organic certification.
  • Champions of rich full bodied Zalema grapes with each showcasing the soil specific site.