The origins of Bodegas Juan Gil date from 1916 when Juan Gil Gimènez, great grandfather of the present generation, began getting involved in the world of wines and built a winery in the heart of Jumilla, Spain. His son, Juan Gil Guerrero, dedicated his entire life to the wine business, however, it was the third generation who really consolidated the winery. Juan Gil Gonzalez, together with his brother Paco, the founder’s grandsons, forged an image of quality, reliability and efficiency. The present Gil generation continually strive to maintain and improve the Juan Gil standard, which is evident through the remarkable wines they produce.
Almost 300 acres surrounds the winery of Bodegas Juan Gil. The rest is scattered in small parcels. These parcels have been acquired from farmers next to the property, in the area called “Termino de Arriba”, a favored zone for the vine cultivation. The old, unirrigated vineyards are cultivated in quite an extreme climate. In favored areas of altitude, along with unique microclimates for soil, combined with a meticulous viticultural practices, all factor in positively influencing the final yield and level of maturation of the vines. The heterogeneity of the soils offers a great diversity of characteristics to the grapes from the different plots. Grapes are vinified separately and then assembled, obtaining wines with a wide range of nuances and organoleptic properties, resulting in very unique and distinctive wines.