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About Bodegas Parra Jiménez

Bodegas Parra Jiménez, situated on La Mancha's high-desert plateaus, crafts natural wines from certified organic and sustainable vineyards. They produce pure, structured, and elegant wines using both native and international grape varieties.

The Parra family has a long history of farming in La Mancha, but they established their winery only in 1993. Despite organic viticulture being unconventional in the region at the time, brothers Francisco, Javier, and Luis Parra embraced this approach. They set up their operation near Cuenca in Las Mesas and exported their first certified organic wine in 1996.

In 2004, the family expanded their business beyond winemaking by building new facilities on the Cuesta Colorá estate. Aiming to create a biodynamic, self-sustaining environment, they introduced sheep rearing and began cultivating garlic, grains, peas, and lentils. This diversification helped close their agricultural loop. The estate now holds Sohiscert organic and Demeter biodynamic certifications and offers organic garlic and Manchego cheese alongside their wines.

Since 2017, Javier's son Pablo has led the winemaking operations. Combining his education from the University of Ribera del Duero with guidance from renowned winemaker Juan Antonio Ponce, Pablo has developed a portfolio of concentrated and well-structured natural wines. He has brought innovation to the estate, experimenting with orange wines, pet-nats, and amphorae-aged bottlings while maintaining traditional winemaking practices.

Pablo's continued experimentation strengthens Bodegas Parra Jiménez's position as a leader in biodynamic farming and winemaking in the region. The winery's commitment to organic practices, which began in 1993, has positioned them as pioneers in La Mancha's organic wine production.

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  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Manchuela