The idea of Hacienda Monasterio arises in 1990, when Peter Sisseck arrives in Ribera del Duero to manage the winery and plant the vineyards. Two years later, Carlos de la Fuente joined the team as Peter's right-hand man.
It is set in an estate of 167 hectares, of which 108 are planted with vineyards. It is located between Pesquera and Valbuena de Duero, two Duero valley towns famous for the quality of their wines.
At the end of the XIX century, the estate was owned by the Lecanda family who pioneered a new form of wine production in this area.
The current wine cellar was built betwen 1991 and 1992 and as designed by the french architect Philippe Maziéres, who had previously worked for prestigious wine cellars such as Château Margaux, Château d'Yquem Prieure-Léchiné.
Born in Copenhagen (Denmark) on May 5, 1962, in 1990 he arrived at Hacienda Monasterio to plant the vineyards he still keeps. He is an Agronomist and Winemaker, graduated from the University of Bordeaux.
His professional career is very extensive, starting in Spain with Hacienda Monasterio and in 1995 creating the prestigious Dominio de Pingus, during all these years he has advised several wineries in different regions of Spain. In Bordeaux he is a partner of Chateau Rocheyron in Saint Emilion.
Between 1983 and 1985, together with his uncle Peter Vinding-Diers, he began what has become known as 'The New Wave' of Bordeaux white wines.
Carlos de la fuente
Born on June 14, 1969 in San Bernardo (Valbuena del Duero, Valladolid), joined his career to Peter Sisseck in 1992 as winemaker of the project.
He has a Master's Degree in Viticulture and Enology from the Miguel de Cervantes University of Valladolid. He has taken Viticulture and Oenology courses at Montpellier Inra, beside several courses and tastings focused on viticulture and red and white wines.