Bodega Parra Jimenez
Where are they?DO La Mancha, Valencia. The home of the family is the Castilla La Mancha located 3 Km from Las Mesas which is in the south of the Province de Cuenca.
How big is the vineyard?170 hectares of vineyards, but importantly 46 acres of 30 yr old Tempranillo.
Grape VarietiesTempranillo, Syrah, Grenacha, Graciano, Merlot, Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot for the reds.
The storyThree brothers, Javier, Luis and Francisco Parra have created this wonderful family of vineyards. They have been farming organically since 1993. The vineyards are surrounded by natural beauty like Las Lagunas de Ruidera, a Natural Park filled with lakes, waterfalls, and nature reserves, and Rio Mundo, which is also a nature reserve with great botanical and landscape diversity.
The man in charge of making the wine is Diego Fernandez Pons, born and raised in Valencia, where he later studied Agronomy and now works exclusively for organic wineries.
One of their wines, Manuel de la Osa, is named after the gentleman who makes this wine. Manuel is one of the top 10 chefs in Spain and the “real Quixote of cuisine from La Mancha.” He brings all his experience of flavours and balance from the kitchen to the winery and creates this beautiful wine which has won Medella Oro Biofach. Manuel and Diego work closely together across all the vineyards always keeping control over the nurture the grapes and their wines.
On top of nurturing their grapes with complete respect for the environment Parra Jiménez also aims to reverse the problems generated by conventional agriculture, such as soil degradation, desertification, pollution and the loss of genetic diversity.
Parra Jiménez is also Spain’s largest producer of organic garlic and it’s the only winery in the region with a truffle field. The wives of the brothers - Carmen, Ana and Patricia- make delicious Manchego cheese with the milk of their 300 sheep of the Manchega breed.