Our history

1927

Origin

Our mission since 1927, has been to be faithful to our claim “BEING FIRST”, as an attitude of constant improvement with the sole aim of elaborating the best wine.

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Fundadores Bodegas Protos

These visionaries knew the importance of listening to the “terroir” and understand its needs, imagining a succesful endeavor, that has not only been kept intact, but continues to grow, always looking at the future.

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A LEGEND IS BORN

1929

Our beginnings are important, because the pillars on which they were built, have to lead the way: Quality as our maximum priority and our Brand as a sustainable competitive edge. Proof of this importance comes since our first vintages (1927 & 1928), that won Gold Medals at the Universal Exposition of Barcelona in 1929.

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1970
EXPANSION

Construction of an aging winery at the heart of the mountain that holds the Peñafiel Castle, to age our barrels in over 2kms of underground tunnels. Giving Protos its distinct taste and success.

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1982

RIBERA DEL DUERO

Protos authorizes the use of its brand «Ribera Duero», for the founding of the Appellation.

1986

EXPANSION

A winery is built in Anguix (Burgos), surrounded by old vineyards of high quality. Therefore, allowing shorter commute time from the vineyard to this winery.

2006

RUEDA APPELLATION

Bodegas Protos builds a winery in Rueda for the elaboration of our Protos Verdejo, at the heart of Spain’s most important white wine appelation.

2008

NEW WINERY

Protos, true to its roots and keeping up with an ever evolving industry, builds a new state of the art winery in Peñafiel. This magnificent installation was designed by the prestigious architectural firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (led by genious architect, Richard Rogers, Priztker award in architecture, 2007) in colaboration with Alonso Balaguer y Arquitectos Asociados. Blending together the know how of our long history with the new technologies that help us continue to make better and more sustainable wines.

2017

90th ANNIVERSARY

Celebration of Protos’ 90th Anniversary, honoring the spirit of the founding pioneers and toasting to many more anniversaries.

2019

PROTOS VERDEJO​
BEST YOUNG WINE IN SPAIN

Protos Verdejo is chosen “Best young wine in Spain” by the Gourmet Guide – Wines.

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ACCOLADES

Best Winery by Wines & Spirits. Excellent brand by Superbrands.

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CIVIC TRUST AWARDS

Winner of the Civic Trust Awards in 2010.
Protos Premio Wine&Spirits

WINE&SPIRITS

Winery of the year by prestigious magazine Wine&Spirits.
Protos Premio Superbrands

SUPERBRANDS

Recognized as "Excellent Brand"by the international Superbrands council.
Protos Premio Alimentos de España

FOOD FROM SPAIN

Awarded by Foods from Spain as food company of the year.