Felix Callejo.

 

Félix Callejo was born in June 1943 at Sotillo de la Ribera. His family had a long tradition of working in the wine world. Both his grandfather, Faustino, and his father, Felix, owned vineyards and were also “corredores de vino”, or local wine brokers, who acted as agents to find buyers for batches of wine produced by growers in Sotillo.

At only 16 years old, he took over the reins of the family business on the death of his father. Naturally curious, he dreamed of one day making a wine of his own. That dream was to become reality after meeting his wife-to-be, Pilar, who shared with him his adventure and the years of effort and hard work. Pilar, who was a schoolteacher by profession, was key to this exciting project’s success, and their first rewards came in 1989 with their first grape harvest.

From day one, they have been firm believers in travelling to the four corners of the world, from Japan to America, as well as to numerous international wine fairs, to introduce our high quality wines to consumers and hopefully gain new potential clients. He was a pioneer, who could often be seen with a sample under his arm, ready to invite a new person to discover the wines of Ribera del Duero, even in countries where a wine culture hardly existed at all.

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