Chapter 1: Visionaries


Under the canopy of the massive Pinea tree in the heart of Spain’s legendary Ribera del Duero winemaking region, PINEA founders and longtime friends Vicente Pliego and Hugo T. Del Pozzo had an inspiring conversation that led to an epiphany: that their calling was to use the magnificent characteristics of this land to produce one of the best wines in the world.

Chapter 2: Philosophy

DEEP RESPECT for nature and utmost attention to viticulture

We feel deep respect and love for nature and the land where our vines grow. We appreciate nature’s wisdom and value its harmony, its biorhythm. 

Accordingly, every step of PINEA’s winemaking process is anchored by utmost attention to detail on the vineyard and a rich knowledge of centuries-old traditions. 

At nature’s perfect time, our grapes are delicately selected and hand cut, placed into small baskets to prevent even the slightest disturbance and de-stemmed by hand. Our non-interventionist vinification allows the fruit to be the star and truly speak as a testament to simple truths, elemental pedigree and sheer elegance. 

Chapter 3: Terroir

A remarkable tale of struggle, strife and, ultimately, elation.

Such an exceptional wine can only be produced in an exceptional place. The PINEA vineyards represent the perfect confluence of elements: soil, demanding environment and daunting weather. It is from these challenges the PINEA grape endures to impart the full wisdom and beauty of its vine unlike any other vines in the world. 

Our estate is located near the towns of Olmedillo de Roa and Villatuelda (Burgos), in the heart of the Ribera del Duero, at an average altitude of 900 meters above sea level. The vineyards benefit from nearly 360 degrees of exposition and are planted in slightly varying soil types, but generally chalky sand with abundant presence of limestone. Deeply structured rooting systems allow for vines to thrive under extreme temperatures without artificial irrigation. The fruit thus benefits from seasonal extremes ranging from cold snowy winters to hot summer days, and stress from fairly common 40°F day-to-night temperature fluctuations. 


Chapter 4: People

Knowledge at the core

The founders’ desire to produce one of the best wines in the world results in a clear objective: to awaken your senses and soul. To achieve this, the founders recruited passionate winemaking artisans led by master oenologist Isaac Fernandez, arguably the best winemaker in Spain. 

“Isaac is one of Spain’s brightest young winemaking stars.”

-Wine Spectator-

Chapter 5: Purpose

Moments that last forever

Our entire team’s goal is to create one of the best wines in the world, year in and year out. The hard work in viticulture, attention to detail and artistry in winemaking, and patience in aging reaches its causa est when our patrons place a glass with PINEA wine under their nose and in their palate. Our reward: creating minutes of pleasure through your senses and partaking in the creation of moments that last forever. 


Causa Est: Lat. Reason to be, Reason to exist