Bodegas Santa Cruz de Alpera was founded in 1947 by 25 winegrowers. Their goal was tocreate a winery to elaborate their own wines and this journey leads us to today.
After more than 70 years of experience and with larger vineyards and totally modernized facilities, we face new challenges ahead.
We aim to keep the cooperative identity; our winery offers unique products due to grow a single variety, Garnacha Tintorera. With about 3.000 hectares cultivated, more than a third in organic farming, the winery meets markets in several countries.
Our fhilosophy is focused on seeking the welfare of the more than 400 associates that currently form our winery, which is one of the main economic engines of Alpera, a small town of 2.500 inhabitants.
our commitment to the enviroment is using the non-invasive vine growing, with more than 1.000 hectares in organic certified production.
To protect and promote our native variety, Garnacha Tintorera, is another part of the base of our philosophy.
The winery has organization led by a governing board who takes the major decisions and three different departments; technical and warehouse staff, finances and management department and the sales team.
Its main duty is to manage all daily operations of the winery, mainly wine sales and investments.
The technical staff is made of a vineyard farming specialist and the winemaker.
Our vineyards is located at an altitud between 900 - 1100 meters. The soils are shallow, calcareous with just a few organic matter, they also have a sandy texture and a limescale which is very suitable to grow quality wines by low yields.
The avarage annual rainfall ranges from 250-300 mm, contentrating these in the seasons of autumn, winter and spring.
Santa Cruz de Alpera is situated to 100 km. of Alicante. In the border between Albacete, Murcia and Alicante.