El Vínculo | La Mancha

The Fernández Rivera Family Winery 'El Vínculo' Building in La Mancha, Spain

El Vínculo is the Fernández Rivera family’s fourth winery and is to be found nearby the iconic Campo de Criptana windmills in the northern part of the D.O. La Mancha. The name El Vínculo, meaning “union” or “link,” symbolises both the connection that the winery forms between the two Castile regions (Castilla La Mancha and Castilla y León) and a commemoration of the namesake wine cellar owned by the grandparents of the family company's newest generation.

After traveling the length and breadth of La Mancha, in 1999, the Fernández Rivera family found something that greatly appealed: high-quality, old Tempranillo vines, perfectly adapted to local conditions. Convinced that the quality potential was immense as long as yield and selection were carefully controlled, they surprised local growers by insisting on a new way of working the La Mancha vineyards. By sourcing fruit through long-term contracts with growers focused on low yields and precise harvesting, the family ensures first-rate La Mancha grapes give rise, year-after-year, to fine wines with unparalleled wine aromas and flavours.