SPAIN | JUMILLA | RUMOR
ABOUT BODEGAS SAN ISIDRO
Bodegas San Isidro was founded in 1934 in some of the darkest days of the Spanish civil war. The survival of the winery to become one of the largest in the region by 1966 is a testament to the quality and determination of its winemakers to make outstanding wines at great values. The winery specializes is making wines from European rootstock and has the largest acreage pre-phylloxera vineyards in the world.
The landscape of Jumilla is characterized by wide valleys and plains. Hot, dry and harsh is the best way to describe the zone. This, along with the scant rainfall, makes the region a theoretically harsh grape-growing area, but there are two factors that act as saving graces. Firstly, there is a healthy amount of lime in the soil, which helps in retaining vital moisture, and secondly, the elevated central plateau, with heights between 1,312ft and 2,625ft provides some respite from the intense heat.