About Us


The stateFinca Marisánchez

Finca Marisanchez is one of the most stunning and idiosyncratic vineyards in the Southern area of Castile La Mancha.

Located in the historic fields of Campo de Montiel, from medieval times, it has preserved, the three quintessentially Mediterranean crops: the grapevine, the olive tree and cereals. It is in the heart of Finca Marisanchez that the second generation family cellar, Bodegas Real, has stood since 1989.

01Our Goal

From the beginning, our goal has been to transfer the concept of “Chateau” to the lands of La Mancha and to make wines of high quality from our own vines.

02Our Philosophy

And our people too is to implant the force of the four elements, from which life orginates, in all our wines: our clayey soil, the warm summer breeze, the water of the Jabalón River and the sun that filters through the grapes and enriches them with its red fire. These four pillars, and our passion to enjoy them and pass them on, are the keys to the production of our wines.

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DiscoverOur Story

The history of these lands starts in the time of the Christian Reconquest; as there was then a natural division between the Christian Kingdoms and the Muslims..

s. XIV
Encomienda de MontielIt was the small and historic town of Montiel that gave its name to the region. In addition to that, the battle in which Pedro I “El Cruel” died at the hands of his brother Enrique of Trastamara (the future king Enrique II of Castile) took place in Montiel, in 1369.
Spanish Golden AgeThe two great geniuses of Universal Literature: Francisco de Quevedo and Miguel de Cervantes are also connected to this land. Quevedo lived only a few kilometres from Marisánchez, before being exiled from the Imperial Court to his estate in the town of Tower of Juan Abad in 1621, where you can today visit his museum.
Marisánchez FarmhouseThe land is full of history-crossroads and travellers’ inns. During the XVII century, the Marisánchez farmhouse, home to Bodegas Real vineyards, was one of the country inns that dotted the Royal Road that leads from the peninsular East Coast to Andalucía and today reminds us of that piece of our history.
s. XX
Land of NoblesAncient lineage titles, such as the one of the Marquis of Melgarejo, an illustrious noble from long ago, have been connected to the history of the vineyard, as it belonged to one of the family´s branches until the beginning of the 1980s.
Barroso FamilyIn 1984, the property was acquired by the Barroso family – one that was passionate by the world of viticulture. After a careful analysis of the environment and the characteristics of the land, they began an ambitious and modern vine growing plan. For this project, vines were especially selected and planted in further extensions.
Second GenerationThe cellar premises, which are an essential part in the winemaking process, were finished five years later, in 1989. The most modern winemaking and fermentation technologies had already been applied, making them pioneers in the region. The first vintage yield was then created in 1990.

An unforgettable placeThe environment

The Marisánchez Estate is located in a tiny valley by the Jabalón River, a tributary to the Guadiana River, with an average height close to 700 meters above sea level.

The proximity to the Jabalón River and the damn of the “Small Head” make the Marisanchez land a unique and well-known wildlife reserve. It is also the family’s game preserve.

We can find species of small game, like rabbits, hares or wood pigeons. It is also possible to run into the occasional fox or wild boar. The queen of this environment is, without doubt, the coveted red partridge, to which Bodegas Real has dedicated its founding emblem.

Due to the proximity of the water, there is an abundance of aquatic birds, including mallards, ducks, herons, egrets, and even storks. Birds of prey such as eagles, kestrels and owls are also common. Marisánchez also features an abundant aquatic life made up of cyprinids, carp, flench, tench and barbell, pike, black bass and the ever present American red crab.