Bodegas y Vinedos La Mejorada, Olmedo

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Winery / Vineyard · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
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  • Beautiful and very careful place. He deserves a visit. The staff were very friendly and helpful. For lovers of architecture, good wine and nature.
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  • At the beginning of the fourteenth century Maria Pérez, neighbor of Olmedo, called "La Mejorada" because it was in the inheritance of her parents, erects a hermitage in honor of the Virgin that will take as name the nickname of the founder. The hermitage becomes the headquarters of a small clerical community that in 1396 is regularized when joining the jeronima order. The monastery was immediately supported by Don Fernando de Antequera, lord of Olmedo and Medina del Campo, among other titles, and king of Aragon from 1412. During the fifteenth century it will enlarge its dominance and wealth, allowing the reconstruction of the first buildings and the creation of new ones, becoming the burial place of the aristocracy of the area. This is shown by the only preserved remains: the chapel of the Becerra, a magnificent example of Mudejar architecture, built at the beginning of the XV as a pantheon of the descendants of Don Velasco Fernández, senior accountant of Don Fernando de Antequera. From the defunct main chapel is preserved its altarpiece, today in the National Sculpture Museum of Valladolid, work of Alfonso Berruguete and Vasco de la Zarza, completed in 1526. The deamortization of 1835 meant the abandonment and subsequent demolition of the convent, from which only the chapel of the Becerra, used as a hermitage, will be saved. The large building that accompanies it is from the late nineteenth century, the work of the Dominicans who, in 1892, bought the farm, destined for school. Almost a century later, in 1984, after the time of the boarding school, the order sold the place, which in 1999 is acquired by the society Bodegas y Viñedos La Mejorada, of which Rafael Moneo has been solely owner since 2007. Converted into a winery several buildings have been carefully restored by Monero, highlighting its reformulation of a cloister. Guided tours are made – 10o/person in 2019 –, upon reservation, including the tasting of the wines that are made on the farm. A magnificent experience thanks to the person who leads it, with a speech more than solvent – and entertaining – both in the historical aspects and in the wine and business. Undoubtedly one of the best guided tours that can be done.
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