Grupo Artevino
Finca Villacreces
Vetus  - Bodega de Rioja

Wire-trained vineyard


– Vetus is made with Tinta de Toro on its 20 hectare estate. The land slopes southwards, and grape growing is carried out with the utmost respect for the surroundings.


The estate is divided into three vineyards of different ages, each in different surroundings. This makes for individual attention being given to each vine and, accompanied by a careful vinification of each parcel, lends more nuances and complexity to the wine.

The vines are planted at the limits of what the weather will permit; the wide variations between daytime and nighttime temperatures during their growth period provide intense aromas and flavours. The local climate is considered to be especially hard.

Exhaustive vineyard management leads to low yields; and sustainable agriculture seeks to bring out the regional and soil characteristics of the estate in the grapes. Research into the grape variety and its surroundings gives insight into how best to care for the vines.

This research also led to the discovery of a small plot of ungrafted pre-phylloxera vines. The plot, called Camparrón, expresses the essence of Tinta de Toro and is used to make Celsus, in limited quantities.