Castrillo De La Vega, Ribera Del Duero

Winemaker – Juan Ajuso

Biodynamic Viticulture

Abadía de Acón is the Carrasco family project. The winery and vineyards are located in the heart of the DO Ribera del Duero, in the small village of Castrillo de la Vega. In 1953, Norberto Carrasco, built in the cellar and concrete vats, and managed to start producing fine Wines, fruity, ripe and elegant. His son, our grandfather, Cayo Carrasco, was a generational leap in the dedication to the vineyard, for exceptional circumstances, namely the Spanish Civil War and could not engage in the field. For years, Cayo’s son José Antonio Carrasco, devoted his time to the recovery and improvement of family vineyards, as well as the acquisition of more land suitable for   new plantations.

Today, there are 43 hectares of vineyard, combining old vines and vineyards with an average age of 40 years. In 2003, the Carrasco family built the winery, half buried, simple and functional, perfectly combining gravity, design and technology. Nestled on a gentle hill that opens up to the four winds, it is guarded by oak trees, and from either side, you can see large nearby Castillian vineyards, native forests of oak, and it’s not far from the passage of the Duero River.

All of the vineyards are planted on dry land lacking any kind of artificial irrigation. This causes stronger an deeper roots, that must be prepared to withstand drought and intense summer heat.

The vineyard fertilization is performed every 4 years. Only organic waste from sheep flocks native to the area are used, in order to avoid foreign  diseases. There is no use of any kind of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or antibotritics.


Joven Tempranillo

Roble Tempranillo