Cooperativa Santa María Magdalena
The cooperative was founded the year 1965 by a group of 90 vine-growers. At present it possesses more than 400 partners. The creation of this Cooperative answers to the innumerable abuses that the farmers of the zone had to support on the part of the existing wineries that were paying the grapes far below of the price that then was obtaining the wine on the market.
Thus, a farmer, D. Lorenzo Sabroso Jiménez, neighbor of Mondéjar, had the idea of creating a Cooperative in Mondéjar with the name of " Santa María Magdalena " in honor to the mistress of all the mondejanos.
This idea was received by great enthusiasm for the majority of the farmers and this way, by the initial effort of ninety farmers, they bought the Marquesses of House Valdés the areas that are at present a property of the Cooperative.
The Governing Meeting worried by the quality of these wines, which every time are imposed more on the market, embarked in a great project: the modernization of his facilities. To be able to face to these investments, innumerable difficulties have had to be confronted, since in these last two years more than 600.000 Euros have been invested.
The most recent investments have consisted of the purchase of an equipment for the fermentation of cold, eight wineries car vaciantes of hundred thousand liters for the controlled fermentation, and a ship of six hundred square meters. Also they possess a plant own bottling works acquired in 1994. All these facilities were very necessary to be able to commercialize these wines that obtained the D.O. Mondéjar On October 4, 1996, and that are harvesting a great success on the market.
In this Cooperative they come delivering five million kilos of grape of very good quality. The red wine is elaborated by the variety cencibel and the white by the variety Malvar.
Mondéjar's wines have appeared with great success in the International Fairs. They are very requested in La Rioja and they sell largely of Europe, also the export has been realized to The United States, of wines of the D.O. Mondéjar (Cooperative Santa María Magdalena). Being this most important and difficult market of the world, the expansion of the D.O Mondéjar becomes strong, across one of the most prestigious companies of the sector: International Monarchia Matt.
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Ctra. Perales, s/n (Mondéjar - 19110 - Guadalajara - Castilla La Mancha - España)
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SEÑORIO DEL PADRO, SEÑORIO JARDINILLO, JARDINILLO, VALMORES
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