In the 1980s, fueled by a passion for well-crafted wines, Don Aurelio Arenas and his wife, Maria Dolores Sanchez, bought 50 hectares of vineyards in the La Mancha region of Spain. After some success with their first bottlings, they were encouraged in their efforts and began to buy more property - which has grown today to 170 hectares of vineyards, with 16 different varieties of grapes planted.
All Aresan red and white wines are "signature wines" made only with estate-owned grapes, which is necessary to ensure the high quality demand of the family (their son, Aurelio Arenas Sanchez, Jr., is the chief winemaker), and also necessary to secure a DOC designation (Vino de Pago, which is pending).
In 2004, the doors opened to a state-of-the-art winery, which is dominated by a beautiful, rustic building that is the visitor's center and the wine cellar - made of the finest wood, stone, brick, wrought iron and glass. It is an architectural representation of the personality of Bodegas Aresan - sophisticated and charming, and true to the region's personality and quality.