El Bonillo (Castile-La Mancha)

El Bonillo (Castile-La Mancha)

Max. Summer temp. : 37 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -10ºC
Average rainfall: 300-400  mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,800 hours annually

Guijoso VP

Guijoso is a single estate wich was established as Vino de Pago in 2005. The winery and vineyards are located in the municipality of El Bonillo, in the province of Albacete (Castile-La Mancha).

It is very close to the Lagunas de Ruidera, an area of wetlands and natural reserve, and is the source of the river Pinilla.

At a height of about 1,000 m above sea level, the vineyards cover an area of 100 ha. The main white varieties planted are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. The main red varieties are Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Garnacha.

The vines are planted on trellises (en espaldera) and have a drip irrigation system. The climate is continental with long hot dry summers and very cold winters.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador VP Guijoso
Ctra. Ossa de Montiel a El Bonillo, Km 11
02610 El Bonillo
Tel.: +34 618 844 583

Area under vine
100 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
1,000 m.
Soil types
Franco, sandy pebbles.
Principal grapes (w)
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viogner.
Principal grapes (r)
Tempranillo, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha.
Maximum crop
8,000 kg/ha
68 % (red)
Production 2013
450,000 hl
Production 2014
450,000 hl
Production 2015
450,000 hl