The low rainfall and rocky soils that characterize our region result in vigorous vines yielding ripe grapes used to produce full-bodied wines with a rich mouthfeel and great personality that captivate aficionados and experts alike. Our main varieties include Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah and Monastrell, all of which are treated to ensure perfect adaptation to the exceptional climate and soil conditions found in our region. We have an experimental plot where we focus on innovation and development in order to produce new superior products every day. The aim is to surprise our customers and boost the market by growing uncommon varieties with a great potential in our region. Our experimental crops include Viognier, Touriga Nacional, Caladoc, Egiodolá, Rousanne, Marsanne, Gewurztraminer and Malbec
A number of our plots are farmed following “Organic Farming” requirements. The main purpose of this kind of agronomic practices is to discourage the use of synthesized chemicals in agriculture and encourage the use of naturally-sourced fertilizers and pesticides instead. Casa de la Ermita is a pioneer in the production of organic Jumilla wines and has led the way in “organic agriculture” in the Region of Murcia for more than five years.
Surrounded by vineyards, our winery is 700 metres above sea level in a unique environment shared by local flora and fauna. Its location and careful maintenance make it the perfect place for exceptional winemaking. Thanks to our wine tourism experiences, visitors can witness the creation of Jumilla wines in an idyllic setting. Our premises include a cellar with 4,200 barrels containing 225 litres of wine each, as well as three bladder presses, refrigeration and bottling equipment, and enough capacity for thousands of litres. The grapes are fed into a gravity-flow system from a height of over 26 feet. On average, the production process takes 10 to 15 days, and the temperature is controlled throughout the process to obtain complex and flavourful wines that are suitable for ageing.
Quality and expertise
Casa de la Ermita complies with the highest quality and environmental standards, with the aim to produce the best Jumilla wines while preserving our natural environment. Our compliance with the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and the International Food Standard provides us with the world’s most widely recognized supplier certifications, guaranteeing the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and providing protection for the end consumers of our wines.
Since I was very young, I’ve had a real passion for wine. Being born into a family of winemakers has had a huge impact on my life. From an early age, I started to familiarize myself with the different tasks involved in winegrowing and I spent a lot of time in the cooperative winery my father was a member of. Walking in there, perceiving those heady aromas, ignited in me a curiosity that became my profession later on.
When making wine, there is no single formula that works every year. Each vintage is a challenge that we take on with courage and motivation using our knowledge and skills to determine the appropriate time of harvest based on the information obtained from various tests, including grape tasting, that take into account as many as 20 different parameters, a level of accuracy that was unthinkable until recently.
In El Carche valley, the vineyard has become the most important element when creating a wine. Grapevines are subject to region-specific factors such as soil characteristics, climate conditions and human intervention. In turn, these factors are reflected in the quality of Casa de la Ermita wines, whose distinctive personality can be enjoyed in 45 different countries around the world. In some cases, a careful and well-balanced ageing process in the right barrels helps to enhance the wine’s fruity character in a harmonious way.
After all, wine acts as a conveyor of values: patience, team work, courage, balance, stimulation, resolve, creativity and perseverance. All of these are necessary ingredients to ensure the magnificence of wine, the most interesting, most intelligent food ever created by humankind.