Rioja, Spain
Camino de los Molinos s/n 26339 Ábalos.
Rioja, Spain.
Tel: +34 941 33 44 15.

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    The Puelles family has lived in Ábalos for longer than anyone can remember, and their winemaking tradition goes back just as far. The current generation, the brothers Jesús ans Félix Puelles, have enlarged the Molino (Old Mill) Estate and converted it into a lovely wine cellar, standing alongside the old 17th century water mill which the family bought from the town council in 1844.

    This Tempranillo-planted estate follows ecological growing methods and produces and ages the wines from different plots separately, with the utmost care and attention, before bottling them as an "Estate Wine" under the "El Molino de Puelles" label.

    The winery is next to the hotel Hospederia del Vino.


    The installations have been designed to ensure maximum quality throughout the process: gentle destemming, 20,000 –litre fermenting vats for better control and natural cooling by the mill stream running by. Pressing is via an air-pressure pneumatic bag system.

    Ageing takes place in 225-litre “Bordeaux” casks, half in French oak and half uin American oak, in an underground are in which the conditions (temperature, humidity, etc.) are ideal for the living wine’s best qualities to evolve. Here, engulfed in darkness and immersed in the deepest slumber, it slowly ages, watched over by its expert minders.

    In Bodegas Puelles we believe that great wines have to start from the vineyard. So for us, viticulture is a collaboration with nature, a balance between our passion for excellence and our trust in the natural expression of the soil, climate and grape variety.

    Vines have been grown in Ábalos for many, many centuries. There are still ancient stone wine presses in the fields, whose origins are unknown. The Bodegas Puelles vineyard, principally of TEMPRANILLO, aims at obtaining moderate yields using organic growing practices which respect the environment and give the fruit greater quality, with no use of chemical fertilisers or herbicides and using onl such treatments are as absolutely necessary. 


    Wine Portfolio:

    • Puelles Joven
    • Puelles Segundo Año
    • Puelles Crianza
    • Puelles Reserva
    • Puelles Gran Reserva
    • Puelles Zenus
    • El Molino de Puelles.


    We are family wine cellar with many generations of winemaking tradition in a small, privileged area. We make very good wines for everyday drinking and fine wines for special occasions.

    You can share in the winery by investing in your own wine and becoming the owner of one of our casks under the "CUB DEL MOLINO" scheme.

    Come from 9.00 to 14,00 and from 16,00 to 19,00 h.

    Tasting of 5 differents wines euros 2 redeemable at wine-shop against a purchase.

    To discover the process of making ageing and bottling the wine, as well as general aspects of the vineyard. We will show you around the wine cellar, durins approximately 60 minutes. Cost of visit per person: euros 3.
    Tasting of 5 differnts wines euros 2 redeemable at wineshp against a purchase.
    Monday to Saturday (visits start with strict puntuality).
    Mornings 11,30 - afternoons 17,00. Visits may sometimes be suspended on Saturdays, so we recommend phoning in advance to check 941 33 44 15. Special days and times can be booked for groups.

    Travel back in time by visiting vats carved out of the rock, in which wine was made in centuries past, as well as part of the old part of Abalos. Then we will tour the winery and explain the whole process of making ageing and bottling the wines, as well as general aspects of work in the vineyard.
    The wine tasting will be accompanied by some kind of snack and as well as the five types of wine (Young white, young red, crianza, reserva and gran reserva), you will be able to taste fine wines of the PUELLES ZENUS label.

    Approximate length of tours 130 minutes. Price per person euros 12. Minimum group of 5.

    Hospederia del Vino: This is a beautiful boutique hotel among vineyards.


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