Organic red wine Tempranillo
Bodega Palomillo
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The project

Adopt vines from the farm "Bodega Palomillo" in Vélez-Rubio (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of Organic red wine Tempranillo at home. Paco will take care of your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

The project

Adopt vines from the farm "Bodega Palomillo" in Vélez-Rubio (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of Organic red wine Tempranillo at home. Paco will take care of your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

What do you adopt?
Adopt vines that we cultivate under the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union since 2016. During the process of adoption you can choose a name that we will engrave on a plaque and hang on your vines. You will adopt 3 Tempranillo grapevines, a variety native to Spain, also known as “noble grape”, grown on our small family vineyard. Our crops are ecologically certified and furthermore, we treat each of our grapevines with the individual attention they deserve, tending to their different needs. The cultivation of the grape is carried out in a traditional way and the entire process is completely artisanal. The vines grow at an altitude of 980 meters and are dry farmed; this means that the grapevines rely purely on rainfall and there is no need to exploit water reserves, rivers or reservoirs. From each vine we collect between 7 and 10 bunches of grapes, which are equivalent to 2.5 - 3 kg of grapes. Tempranillo grapevines need care throughout the year. In winter, pruning is carried by cutting off any excess branches. Using this method we regulate the grape production and give consistency to the vine. In April, we carry out another pruning or “destalle”, in which we select the branches that we want to produce the grape clusters, this ensures the vines produce the best possible grapes. We also remove leaves from the vine to allow sufficient ventilation, preventing the appearance of "ceniza", a fungus that can rot the grape clusters. In May, the vines are “topped”, this consists of cutting the tips of the longest shoots, which encourages the fattening of the bunches of grapes. We also remove some of the leaves to maintain ventilation and guide the bunches onto the trellises that will support their weight as they grow. Throughout the year we plough the land several times to control weeds and help the soil to oxygenate. We manually remove the weeds around each vine. The productive life of vines is around 35 years. For as long as you want to keep it and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew your adoption year after year. If your vines die, we will replace them with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others.
What will you receive?
Each season we will send you a box with: 3 x __Young Wine "Está por venir"__(0.75L each bottle) 3 x __Barrel Aged Wine "Está por venir"__ (0.75L each bottle) Our wine "Está por venir" can be enjoyed with any type of food such as meat, pasta, pizzas or spicy foods, which makes it a favourite wine to have at home. The Young wine "Está por venir" is obtained after transforming Tempranillo grape must into wine, through a fermentation process controlled by temperature. Before being bottled, it is clarified and filtered. When tasting this wine you will discover that visually it has a cherry red colour, with a slow falling tear. Its aroma is reminiscent of red fruits, wet earth and truffle. When tasting it, you will appreciate the fruity freshness, soft on the palate, with ripe tannins that give it body. It is a very versatile wine, suitable for tapas or to accompany any starter in both summer and winter. Serve between 15 / 18ºC. If stored correctly, this wine can be kept unopened for up to 2 years. The barrel aged wine "Está por venir" is aged for 6 months in American oak and French oak barrels, and rested for another 6 months in the bottle where it matures into a well-rounded wine and reaches an optimal state for consumers. When tasting this wine, we discover a cherry red colour with a violet tone; in the glass it presents a large, slow-falling tear. It has an intense aroma of ripe red and black fruits, with a touch of roasted coffee and vanilla. It is pleasant in the mouth, smooth but powerful, leaving a caramel aftertaste. It is a perfect wine for both tapas and to accompany hearty dishes and meats. Serve between 15/18ºC. The wine will keep unopened for a period of 3 years as long as it is stored correctly. To preserve the characteristics of the wine, we recommend that you keep the bottles lying in a horizontal position so that the wine always touches the cork. The ideal temperature to preserve the wine is 15 / 18ºC although you can keep it between 10º and 25ºC.
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date the Farmer will start preparing the orders that are to be shipped. You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out. Between the end of August and mid-September, we manually harvest the grapes when they have reached the optimal ripeness and sugar level. You are invited to come and help us harvest! The grapes are harvested in summer, and due to the heat they must be cooled in a refrigerator until they reach approximately 20ºC. At this temperature, the grapes are ready to be destemmed and crushed. Next, the crushed grapes are put into a temperature controlled vats until all the sugars in the grapes have turned into alcohol. The wine would be ready to be shipped in early December; the entire process is done by hand.
Why should you adopt?
* Learn who produces your food, how and where. Receive your food in a conscious manner. * Buy directly from the farmer. Help to generate wealth and better jobs in the rural areas. * Plan ahead and enable the Farmer to produce on demand. This way we can avoid overproduction and fight food waste. * Reward Farmers who make an effort to use environmentally-friendly packaging and cultivation techniques.
Plastic-free
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How does it work?

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Meet the Farmers

Adopt and plan your harvest

Adopt and plan your harvest

Let the Farmer and nature work

Let the Farmer and nature work

Receive your harvest at home

Receive your harvest at home

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Environmentalist
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Cultivation in sparsely populated areas
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BPA-free
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Farmer 360
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Plastic-free
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Organic
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Small Farm
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Family Farm
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Visitors welcome
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Paco Palomillo
My name is Francisco García Parra although if you ask in my local town people know me as Paco Palomillo. My wife and I are dedicated to wine because it is something that we have always been passionate about, you could say that is in our blood, passed down from our ancestors. I remember my great-grandparents, grandparents and even my parents telling me that in ancient Carthage times, the area where the Palomillo Winery is currently located was famous for the quality of the wine produced there. If in the past, this area was recognized for its vineyards and the quality of its wines, why not take up the tradition and put it back on the map in the world of winemaking? We decided to grow our grapevines organically to cultivate them the way it was done in the past, to achieve the original characteristics of the wine and to differentiate ourselves from other wineries. Every day I visit the vineyard to check the vines, since they can be negatively affected by many factors and daily checks are the only way to control this. I treat the grapevines with great affection, observing them carefully and analysing their growth throughout the year. Once the harvest is complete, the winery must be carefully controlled daily, especially in the first month after crushing. During this time you have to stir the must in the vats up to three times a day so that it ferments correctly and the temperature does not rise. You must then monitor the weekly progress and check that everything is in order. Within our small family there are three great women, Ines Asensio, co-owner of the winery; Rosa Pascual, trusted Winemaker and Isabel Ortega, who is in charge of administration and marketing. We want to work with CrowdFarming because we love this project. It is a wonderful way for the client to keep track of their products. We even invite you to collaborate in the winemaking process if you wish! It is a great way of knowing what you consume and seeing all the hard work that goes into it, although the reward comes at the end, when the wine is on our table ready to be shared with those we love the most.
Paco Palomillo

"CrowdFarming enables us to take the next step and move forward with our project. We have put a lot of hard work and effort into creating a great wine. We believe that sending our wine to customers directly, so that they can share it with those they love the most, is the best way for us to grow and for people to get to know our company. Come and visit us and discover how wine is made in our ecological winery!"

Bodega Palomillo
Bodega Palomillo
Our farm is called Palomillo, after our family nickname, given first to my grandfather, then my father and now me. The Vineyard is located in Cabezo de Jara in the Sierra de las Estancias, in the Town of Vélez Rubio, at 980 metres of altitude. It is surrounded by protected walnut trees and organically grown almond trees. Our farm is surrounded by hills, untouched native plants, dirt tracks and dry river beds. There are also a number of native wild animals including rabbits, wild boars and eagles. The area where the farm is located has a very low population density. In the vicinity you can find small cortijos (typical Spanish houses in the South of Spain) dedicated mostly to rural tourism and an exceptional rural hotel. If you are lucky, you will come across a typical Spanish farmer with his flock of sheep. The best thing of all is that there is not much phone coverage, making it the ideal place to disconnect. Our vineyard is small and family run with just 3 people working here; My wife Ines Maria, Isabel Ortega, who helps us with sales and marketing and I, Francisco Garcia. Isabel has been working with us for two years, before that it was just my wife and I. At certain times of year, we contract temporary workers who specialize in vineyards to help us. From this project, we are hoping to rekindle the production of wine like that produced centuries ago in the Sierra de las Estancias. The cultivation of grapevines was a tradition here during the Carthage Era until the Phylloxera plague arrived at the end of the 19th century, destroying all of the vines in the area. The plague made vine cultivation unviable for many years, and the local farmers substituted grapevines for almond trees and “forgot” how to make wine. We acquired this farm in 2000 with the intention of launching this project. The current vines were planted in 2010 in the hope of diversifying our family's economic activity and that of the area, which had been severely affected by the financial crisis of 2008. In 2015 we built our winery and in 2016 we sold our first wine. We have made a huge investment to revive the wine production in the area and it is only now beginning to bear its first fruits. The farm is dry farmed and depends solely on precipitation, including snowfall in winter. All of our vineyards are organically cultivated and one of our main focuses is pest control. We only use organically authorised products. We control weed growth manually leaving them between the rows of vines to protect the ground from erosion, allowing them to decompose, returning to the ground naturally in the form of nutrients. The pruned branches are used as firewood in some of our clients’ restaurants to cook certain foods.
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Technical information
Address
Bodega Palomillo, Vélez-Rubio, ES
Altitude
980m
Team
2 women and 1 man
Size
10 ha
Irrigation
Rain
Location