The Bodegas Bemvinas winery was founded in 1904 as a modest family ent...
Don Doroteo immediately implemented a number of necessary changes and improvements that brought a bout a total re-vitalization and modernization of the property, which had been renamed Bodegas Navarro Lopez after the new family owners. A strict quality policy, moving from barrels to bottles, emphasizing single-vineyard and mono-varietal wines carrying the D.O. Valdepenas, as well as important investments in state-of-the art winery equipment and technology, have been the keys to the success of Navarro Lopez as a rising star in the production of high-quality wines, in a region that is starting to be recognized as an important wine region in Spain.
In the early 1990s, Don Doroteo bought two other wineries in the area, Bodegas Canadas and the Bodegas Nieto, greatly extending the Estate's vineyard acerage and the type of grapes grown. The Estate consists today of 150 hectares, mostly planted to Tempranillo (Cencibel), Garnacha and Macabeo grapes, with over 8 million liters produced. Nearly 90% of the Navarro Lopez wines are red - and the majority of those are 100% Tempranillo or a blend with Tempranillo as the base grape.
The next generation of the family has become involved in the winery with Don Doroteo's two sons, Francisco and Jose Vicente Navarro Lopez, taking active roles in the production, marketing and sales of Navarro Lopez wines.