16 | 01 | 2011
BODEGAS PROTOS BOASTS MORE THAN 20,000 VISITORS TO ITS CELLARS IN 2010
Bodegas PROTOS opens its doors to wine lovers, offering a variety of guided tours through its cellars in Peñafiel. The company recently broke its previous record number of visitors, surpassing the 20,000 mark.
In 2010, more than 20,000 visitors came to see BODEGAS PROTOS‘ new facilities, drawn by the complete wine tourism experience that the company offers. From the moment the cellars opened their doors to the public in March of 2009, the influx of visitors has steadily increased, reaching more than 20,000 for the year 2010.
This is because BODEGAS PROTOS is the perfect getaway for anyone, any time, with plenty to offer, whether you are an architecture buff, a nature enthusiast or simply a lover of fine wine and world-class cuisine. Visitors are treated to a deluxe, information-filled, fully-guided tour of this spectacular hundred-year-old wine cellar where tradition meets innovation, learning first-hand how each of our wines is produced and experiencing every nuance of their fragrances, colours and flavours.
For only 10 Euros, visitors can enjoy a full 90-minute tour through the old aging cellar, which runs through 2km of subterranean galleries located beneath the mountain under Peñafiel Castle. The tour ends up in the new cellar, designed by the prestigious British architect, Richard Rogers. This tour features a sampling of our Protos Verdejo and Protos Crianza, two of our finest aged wines.
However, PROTOS also offers more specialised tours, like the PROTOS Diversity Tour. This experience gives visitors the opportunity to sample four very distinct wines, including a white Verdejo, a Rosé, a red Joven Roble and a Crianza whilst receiving expert guidance on the organoleptic characteristics of each one. The price for this tour is 15 Euros.
For a really unique experience, try the PROTOS Great Selection Tour. After completing a full tour of the cellars, you will enjoy a guided sampling of three of our choicest wines. You can choose between the Crianza, Reserve and Select wines or the Reserve, Select and Grand Reserve wines. In this instance, the price for the tour ranges from 20 to 25 Euros, depending on your selection.
For those who want to immerse themselves completely in the Bodegas Proto experience, the choice is clear. The INTRODUCTION TO WINE TASTING COURSE provides four intensive hours of learning about history, architecture and the production of our wines, awakening all of the senses through a wide range of sensory exercises.
The price for this tour is 40 Euros. All tours must be reserved in advance by calling 659 843 463 or sending an email to email@example.com.
This is a sensory experience to last a lifetime.
24 | 05 | 2013
Protos stars selling its own Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The winery has been advised by universities of Andalucia, the most popular spanish high quuality producers region.
20 | 05 | 2013
THE "GENEBANK" OF PROTOS, AWARD "100 BEST IDEAS 2012" BY THE PRESTIGIOUS ECONOMIC JOURNAL “ACTUALIDAD ECONOMICA”
The economical journal has awarded the R + D + i "germplasm" of Bodegas Protos as one of the most innovative ideas of 2012. It is a pioneering initiative with the variety "tempranillo" originally from Ribera del Duero, in order to preserve the authenticity of this tipical grape. PROTOS has creates the first Germplasm Bank of Ribera del Duero in order to rescue the genetic ...• Read full news
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PROTOS CONSOLIDATES IT'S LEADERSHIP DURING THE CRISIS WITH INCREASES IN SALES AND PROFITS
This leadership allows to increase by 18% net profits from his winery in Ribera del Duero and having first accumulated net profits in its latest subsidiary in DO Rueda. In 2012, Bodegas Protos achieves a new record sales of 5.44 million bottles marketed and 28.6 million euros in more than 91 countries, becoming one of the most prestigious wineries of Spain. This improvement in turnover resulted ...• Read full news
15 | 07 | 2009
Protos Selección rated 90 points by Robert Parker
Source: Wine Advocate # 183 Jun 2009 Reviewer: Jay Miller Rating: 90 Maturity: Drink: 2011 - 2021 Current (Release) Cost: $75 (75) The purple-colored 2006 Seleccion has an aromatic array of toasty new oak, mineral, lavender, incense, and black cherry. On the palate it has a plush texture, the best balance of these three wines, and plenty of ripe fruit. It has several years of aging ...• Read full news