Three of our wines, awarded gold medals at the 7th FereVin Wine Competition

Fuenteseca, gold medal in the category of young red wine. Bercial Ladera Los Cantos, gold medal in the category of red wine with more than 12 months in oak barrels. Bercial Blanco Selección, gold medal in the category of oaked white wine. These were our award-winning wines in the 7th FereVin Wine Competition, with a single prize in each category. In addition, we have been the most awarded winery, obtaining three of the 10 prizes awarded by the jury.

These prizes are awarded by FereVin, which is the Requena Wine Fair and, therefore, the participating wineries are all from the region. During two days, the tasting committee has evaluated all the wines presented and the final result has been very positive for our wines, once again this year.

The awards went to two very different wine profiles from those we make in Sierra Norte. Fuenteseca is our most affordable young wine, and Bercial, both white and red, are our premium wines, the most select, plot wines whose grapes are the best from our vineyards. Maintaining a balance in the quality and personality of the wines, whatever their price level or exclusivity, is something complicated, but at Sierra Norte we try to do it year after year. Seeing the result reflected in the competitions, from the hand of expert tasters, is really satisfying.

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‘Genéticamente Rebeldes’, the solidarity wine with which you can help Fundación Asindown

We have spent so many months working on the conception of these wines, that having them in front of us and being able to present them is a great satisfaction. Here you have Genéticamente Rebeldes, the solidarity wines with which you will be contributing to support Fundación Asindown with every purchase. Specifically, the contribution will go to the project ‘La Mare que va’, a space in La Marina de Valencia that will offer training in hospitality and catering to people with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities, to contribute to their social and occupational integration.

Genéticamente Rebeldes red is a 100% organic and vegan Bobal, whose grapes come from old vines over 60 years old. This highly expressive wine is also aged for 6 months in French oak barrels. In tasting, the aromas are clearly of red and black fruits, with a touch of liquorice and light toasted notes from the barrel. A balanced wine with a very Mediterranean personality.

Genéticamente Rebeldes white is an organic and vegan wine made from a coupage in which the Verdejo grape predominates, with a percentage of Macabeo. It is an aromatically very expressive wine, with hints of white flowers, summer fruit, such as apricot, and citrus. It is particularly notable for its freshness and complexity, the result of a slight ageing in tank on its fine lees for two months.

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Sierra Norte, official winery of the XXII Trofeo S.M. La Reina de Vela (Sailing Trophy)

From 1 to 4 July the XXII Trofeo S.M. La Reina de Vela (Sailing Trophy) will be held, organised by the Real Club Náutico de Valencia, and our wines will be the official wines of the event. For us it is a pleasure to collaborate with this sporting initiative in which more than 60 boats are expected to take part and more than 500 sailors in the seven classes that will be on the Manel Casanova regatta course next to El Saler beach.

At different times during this important event, participants and guests will be able to enjoy our selected wines and cavas, which have been Cava Pasión Cuvée Brut Nature, to toast the victories; the premium plot wines, Bercial Ladera Los Cantos and Bercial Blanco Selección; and Mariluna white, a fresh and aromatic wine with a marked Mediterranean profile. All of them are organic and vegan wines.

We wish the participants the best of luck and many toasts :)

Bercial Ladera Los Cantos, in the select menu of Paradores de Turismo, for its top rating as a site wine

This spring has brought us great news from Paradores de Turismo. Our premium wine Bercial Ladera Los Cantos, has become part of their select wine list thanks to a demanding selection process, in which Bercial has obtained the highest rating in all categories and, therefore, also in the category in which it competed: ‘Vino tinto de pago, paraje o otras calificaciones de Valencia o Utiel-Requena’.

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Are screw-capped wines worse than corked wines?

A few months ago we launched our online wine shop (deliveries only in Spain), and it has been really interesting to see which wines are the best sellers. If we had done a poll on which Olcaviana would be the best-selling wines, we would have surely lost. Not because they are not superb wines, super aromatic and excellent value for money. No, it’s not because of this, it’s because they are screw-capped wines. And this, in Spain, is a trademark. Why is that? Basically because it is usually associated that wines with screwcaps are wines of poorer quality.

But we really think that something is changing, because many of you are choosing Olcaviana in your online purchases, which also have an excellent quality-price ratio. And we are very happy about this, because it shows that we are eliminating prejudices, and that is always a good thing.

This debate has been largely overcome in a large part of the world, in fact, in the most consuming countries, such as Northern Europe, the United States or Canada, the consumption of wine with screw cap wins by a landslide. And would they choose it if the quality of the wine was worse? Obviously not, as they are demanding markets.

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The ideal plan for your holidays is called wine tourism

Looking for a plan to enjoy your holidays in Spain? Great! Because if these days you are both in the Valencian Community and in Castilla-La Mancha from Bodega Sierra Norte we have interesting proposals that you will enjoy a lot.

We are talking about wine tourism visits to our wineries in Calderón (Requena) and La Roda (Albacete), where we will welcome you with a glass of wine, we will give you a guided tour of the winery in a pleasant and educational way, and we will finish with a tasting of three of our wines accompanied by baked bread, organic oil, artisan cheese, local sausages and chocolate, yum! And, of course, taking into account all the hygiene and safety protocols that mark the Covid time. Because our wine tourism, as well as being very interesting and fun, is also safe.

So if gastronomic and wine tourism is one of your passions, we are going to tell you what we offer you in the visit to our two wineries, so you can choose the best plan. In addition, to make it easier for you, wine tourism bookings can be made directly from our website, quickly and easily.

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How to do a wine tasting at home [with downloadable sheet].

Not even the most homely people ever imagined having to spend so much time at home. We hope you’re coping well. But if the roof is falling in on you and you’re looking for activities for your leisure time beyond Netflix, we’re going to give you a good idea that you’ll especially enjoy if you’re a wine lover. How about doing a professional wine tasting at home?

Tasting wines as experts do can help us discover aspects and sensations that often go unnoticed. And the truth is that it is something very curious and fun that brings you even closer to this wonderful world of wine. Here we are going to propose two types of tasting, so that you can choose according to your tastes and possibilities. And we are also going to make it easy for you to download a tasting card that will be ‘your treasure map’ in this adventure, as it will guide you in a very simple way to discover all the secrets of the wine, or wines, that you have chosen.

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This is the best organic wine in the Comunitat Valenciana: Bercial Blanco Selección

It is in front of you. Bercial Blanco Selección is the best organic wine in the Comunitat Valenciana (Spain). And we do not say it from Bodega Sierra Norte because we have made it. No. It is said by the I Ecological Wine Contest of the Valencian Community, organized by Proava and the Committee of Ecological Agriculture of the Valencian Community (CAECV), and where 99 wines from 27 wineries have participated.

If you want to know the most special characteristics that this wine has, keep reading, because we are going to tell you all the secrets. And if you want to try it, we leave you here a link so you can buy Bercial Blanco Selección, directly from the winery, in our online shop.

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Equilibrio 9, highlighted as the best wine with barrel by The Drink Business, after 3 MW blind tasting

Imagine the scenario. Convent Garden (London). For several days, 3 Masters of Wine (Patrick Schmitt, Simon Field and Patricia Stefanowicz) have been tasting wines from all over the world for the “The Autumn Blind Tastings” contest of the prestigious British publication, The Drink Business. And after several days and many wines tasted by the blind tasting system, the results arrive. And you know what? Well, our Equilibrio 9, 100% Monastrell from the PDO Jumilla, has been highlighted as the best red in the category of barrel wines :D

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Our wines win the 1st Organic Wines Contest of the Valencian Community and we celebrate it with this promotion

It was the first edition and we couldn’t miss it. And the desire was so great that we have swept the I Contest of Ecological Wines of the Valencian Community, organized by Proava and by the Committee of Ecological Agriculture of the Valencian Community (CAECV). Of the 15 awards awarded, 6 come to Requena, home, including the Grand Prize, which has gone to Bercial Blanco Selección, cataloged as the best wine of the 99 tasted from a total of 27 wineries. What an honor! The truth is that this wine is one of the most complex that we make, an unusual white, with 3 months of aging in French oak barrels, made with the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Macabeo varieties from selected plots.

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