Bodegas Fernando Castro ends the summer with 4 new medals in Asia.
The Asia Wine Trophy contest has rewarded the winery with 3 medals. Two gold and one silver medal for 3 Grand Reserve wines with Appellation of Origin Valdepeñas. The awarded brands are Montecruz, Venta Real and Raíces.
This contest is the most important in Asia. Each year, judges from the main importing countries of Asia are present and reward the quality of wines in the Asian market, where interest in imported wines is booming.
In parallel, another relevant contest in China, the China Wine & Spirits Awards, has awarded the cellar with one more bronze medal for Decreto Real, exclusive brand of the client.
During last months, Bodegas Fernando Castro has participated in different international competitions of relevance, obtaining medals in several of them.
Among the most important prizes, the Appellation of Origin Valdepeñas Wine Awards stands out. The cellar obtained the first and second prize for Gran Reserva category. Once again, the brands Venta Real got the gold medal and Raíces the silver medal.
And for the second year in a row, the Wine in Box Awards gave a gold medal to a wine packaged in bag-in-box format: a red wine from the brand Salud!. This brand already won a gold medal last year for white wine.
Fantastic achievements that reinforce the growing reputation of Bodegas Fernando Castro in the international contest while the cellar strives to maintain the high standards set in 2017.
The winery welcomes a group of Chinese importers before harvest beginning.
On the occasion of the popular wine fair of Valdepeñas town, the cellar has received the visit of a commercial mission from China. The Appellation of origin Valdepeñas was in charge of the organization, in which 9 importers of importance in size have visited the county for a few days.
The importers came from different regions of the Chinese country: Xiamen, Fuzhou, Beijing, Yantai, Yiwu, Weifang (three cities belonging to the Shangdong region) and Shanghai.
The group was accompanied by two interpreters and the marketing director of the Appelation of Origin Valdepeñas, Inma Moreno.
After a welcome reception, the group enjoyed lunch paired with 4 premium wines from Bodegas Fernando Castro: Castillo Sta Bárbara Airen, Señorio de Muradal Tempranillo, Gran Videva Crianza y Raíces Reserva.
During the course of the meal, David Rodríguez, newly member of the cellar´s enology team, presented each of the wines, their characteristics and the reason for their selection for this visit.
The importers had the opportunity to ask questions regarding the winery and its wines to the team of Bodegas Fernando Castro.
After the meal, the group moved to two of the cellar´s facilities. In this case, one of the export managers, Javier Piña, made an effort to guide a tour in which the group knew the cellar business model, the different methods of development, as well as the objective of each of the 5 bottling lines.
To end the visit to Santa Cruz de Mudela, the group moved to the emblematic bullring of Ntra Sra de las Virtudes, popular for its curious square shape, and continue its journey through the wine region for several days visiting the different wineries registered under the Apellation of Origin Valdepeñas.