ORIGINS

The agricultural history of the García Palazón family began with Atilano García at the beginning of the 20th century.

His love and passion for agriculture was passed onto his sons, José Vicente and Antonio García, who continued with their father’s work.

After many years striving to make a dream come true, they came across El Moralejo estate, a property that had been planted with vines for centuries. Its main characteristic is its altitude – up to 1,050 meters above sea level – a unique site in an authentic natural setting.
The brothers were clear that their wines had to be grown in high altitude vineyards, where the cool summers and the temperature difference between night and day would translate into the unique personality that characterizes the still and sparkling wines of Balmoral today. We are also aware that altitude will always work in our favor, given the influence of global warming which, over the coming years, will be changing the outlook for the sector worldwide.

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It is evident that what the family decided way back has now become a trend. They were ahead of their time, as reflected by the many cases appearing in the media of renowned producers in search of high altitude vineyards for cooler conditions.

This was a revolution in its day, having turned their backs to conventional rules and taken on the challenge of producing wine to the most demanding standards of the best Champagne houses, in a singular location whose altitude hinted at having made the right decision.

Soon thereafter, Jose Vicente and Antonio began a successful collaboration with Hervé Jestin, a famous enologist from Epernay (France), who had worked in some of the best Champagne houses.

Today the potential of the vineyards of Bodegas Balmoral is undeniable, and their still and sparkling wines have made a name for themselves in the more than 25 countries in which they are sold. The hard work and know-how of the winemakers has been recognized with many awards.

All this is the result of the values that underpin the winery, such as respect for the environment, the use of organic methods in the vineyard, the pursuit of excellence at a very high standard and, above all, the relentless work of the family, dedicating all their time and effort to growing and improving the winery.

The agricultural history of the García Palazón family began with Atilano García at the beginning of the 20th century.

atilano

His love and passion for agriculture was passed onto his sons, José Vicente and Antonio García, who continued with their father’s work.

After many years striving to make a dream come true, they came across El Moralejo estate, a property that had been planted with vines for centuries. Its main characteristic is its altitude – up to 1,050 meters above sea level – a unique site in an authentic natural setting.
The brothers were clear that their wines had to be grown in high altitude vineyards, where the cool summers and the temperature difference between night and day would translate into the unique personality that characterizes the still and sparkling wines of Balmoral today. We are also aware that altitude will always work in our favor, given the influence of global warming which, over the coming years, will be changing the outlook for the sector worldwide.

It is evident that what the family decided way back has now become a trend. They were ahead of their time, as reflected by the many cases appearing in the media of renowned producers in search of high altitude vineyards for cooler conditions.

This was a revolution in its day, having turned their backs to conventional rules and taken on the challenge of producing wine to the most demanding standards of the best Champagne houses, in a singular location whose altitude hinted at having made the right decision.

Soon thereafter, Jose Vicente and Antonio began a successful collaboration with Hervé Jestin, a famous enologist from Epernay (France), who had worked in some of the best Champagne houses.

Today the potential of the vineyards of Bodegas Balmoral is undeniable, and their still and sparkling wines have made a name for themselves in the more than 25 countries in which they are sold. The hard work and know-how of the winemakers has been recognized with many awards.

All this is the result of the values that underpin the winery, such as respect for the environment, the use of organic methods in the vineyard, the pursuit of excellence at a very high standard and, above all, the relentless work of the family, dedicating all their time and effort to growing and improving the winery.