It was a crazy summer this year. In April we started moving to new spacious premises in Vélez Málaga, incorporating our three separate facilities in Almáchar (warehouse and sweet wine cellar) and Vélez Málaga (Botani cellar). This ended up taking until June because the installations for a winery are very complex with all the special plumbing and refridgeration that is required. Luckily we were able to continue using the equipment we already had and so we were all set up in time for the vendimia.
The other day I was speaking to our distributor for the Canary Islands, Mario Reyes, who remembered visiting the old bodega in Almáchar and thinking that clearly it wasn’t the building that was important in the making of a great wine, as long as you have the best equipment and, of course, the know-how.
Having said that, I feel that with our new 1,000 square metre installation we will be able to work more efficiently with less extra costs, which will not only allow us to be more productive but also gives us more potential for future growth, and we are very happy with our shiny new home.