Hammeken Cellars and DO Ribera del Duero

This land-present-day Castilla y León, has been making and drinking wine for more than 2,500 years.

The tradition consolidated in the 10th century, and by the 12th century had become a fundamental pillar of the social and economic development of the region.

The harsh climate and the geological variety mark the personality of  Ribera del Duero wines. A personality internationally associated with quality, with Tempranillo as the absolute protagonist.

Did You Know?


In the late 1970s, Ribera del Duero wines were hardly known. In 1982, when the D.O. was created, there were only 24 wineries.


At present, there are 302 wineries sharing 23,353 hectares of vineyards. It is the largest vine-growing area in Castilla y León.


According to experts, there are more than 5,000 private subway cellars in Ribera del Duero. Talk about a passion for wine!

DO Ribera del Duero: A Perfect Alliance Between Terroir And Climate

DO Ribera del Duero is located in the center of the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León. It covers about 115 km, and it 's not too far from Valladolid (nearly 30 km away).

The vineyards are located between 720 and 1,100 m above sea level, and the terrain is a particularly complex one. The soils alternate layers of silty or clayey sands and limestone, resulting in excellent quality grapes.

The climate is mostly continental with extreme tendencies: winters are long and harsh; summers are dry; rainfall is low; and temperature fluctuations are large. In other words: the type of climate vines love.

A Few Figures

4.380 kg

This is the average production per hectare, well below the 7,000 allowed by the DO. Quality is more important than yield.

400-500 mm

Precipitaciones anuales, que caen principalmente en invierno. Esta baja pluviosidad contribuye a la calidad de la fruta.


Of DO Ribera del Duero vineyards are over 80 years old-some being older than 100.

And The Results

If we add a rigorous and contrasting climate to a terroir of exceptional characteristics, the result is a small, thick-skinned fruit with a slow ripening.

Fruity and salty aromas, concentrated colors, ripening tannins and retention of the grape's natural acidity are common in Ribera del Duero wines.

The Bottled Product Being 100% Ribera del Duero