CASA ANTONETE WINERY

Casa Antonete Winery was founded by 15 wine growers in 1956 and, after successive expansions over the years, now has over 2,200 members.

Located in the Designation of Origin, LA MANCHA, in the town of Tarazona de la Mancha, in the province of Albacete, at an average altitude of 650 metres above sea level, it has a totally continental climate which is very suitable for wine growing.


The grapes varieties grown are:

WHITE: Airen, Macabeo
RED: Cencibel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Syrah, Bobal.

With the most advanced techniques of controlled cold fermentation, Micro-oxygenation to improve the development of tannins, the wine-fermentation in extended horizontal rotating stainless steel tanks to extract the maximum amount of substances and the skins. We use American oak barrels and French, in our cellars, with the optimal conditions of humidity and temperature, which are the perfect combination to aging our wines.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • Andres Caballero Escribano
    President
  • Victoriano Cuartero Lopez
    Vice-president
  • Fernando Calera Belmonte
    Secretary
  • Miguel Angel Piñero Picazo
    Board Member
  • Victoriano Lopez Ibañez
    Board Member
  • Romualdo Picazo Armero
    Board Member
  • Manolo Ruiperez Ruiz
    Board Member
  • Carlos López Picazo
    Financial Controller
  • Julián Blanco Picazo
    Financial Controller
  • Jesus Escribano Picazo
    Financial Controller
  • Ezequiel Garcia Tendero
    General Manager
  • Andres Moreno Picazo
    Administration chief
  • Maria del Mar Quilez Navarro
    Agricultural Engineer
  • Jose Carlos Diaz Meco Lopez
    Winemaker
  • Antonio Garcia Herraiz
    Personnel Manager
  • Juan Antonio Panadero Picazo
    Winery Foreman
  • Vicente Picazo Moreno
    Export and Sales Manager
FACILITIES

The facilities are equipped with the most advanced manufacturing techniques. We have pneumatic presses, horizontal and vertical self-emptying winemakers controlled by temperature and oenological practices in all fermentation processes and maintenance, built in stainless steel.

WINERY

With 900 farmers associated, with a potential of 4,500 hectares of vineyards producing 25 million kg of grapes.

White wines are made from the varieties Airen and Macabeo, while the red wines, which account for 60% of total production, are made from varieties: Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bobal and Garnacha.

Since 1998 we have a bottling line, to bottled 700,000 litters of wine, under the brand names CASA ANTONETE, NÉGORA, CUNIÓN and VALDEMEMBRA for domestic and international markets.

OIL MILL

It is the only section of the Cooperative with a local character, and composed by 1,400 associates originating an annual production of 400,000 liter of oil, developed entirely as extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality, and which is commercialized under the name of VALDEMEMBRA.

CEREAL GRAINS

This part of the company is formed by around 400 members, where the objective is to store and commercialize different varieties of corn, barley, wheat and legumes grown by its members. Reaching a volume of 10,000 tons.

There is also a drying corn facility, with a production capacity of 12,000 tons. of dried corn.

HORTICULTURE

Created in 2005, this section consists of about 40 members. For storage and marketing of various types of horticultural products such as onions and broccoli. Using calibration systems and packaging of onions.

SUPPLIES

This section provides and supplies, all partners of the Cooperative, with the elements of consumption necessary for the development of their agricultural activity: fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, tools, fuel, machinery commonly used