The AALTO project came into being in 1999, when it was set up by Mariano García and the engineer Javier Zaccagnini, with the sole objective of producing a wine which would present a different personality and very high quality. The intention was for AALTO wine to bring together the diversity and complexity of various localities in the Ribera del Duero.
Until the 2004 vintage, wine production took place in rented facilities in Roa (Burgos). At the same time, the search began to find a new site for the location of their own winery, culminating in the discovery of a very attractive 15-hectare plot in Quintanilla de Arriba (Valladolid). The first phase of the new winery, integrating perfectly into the natural environment, was completed in 2005, with this being the first vintage to be produced in the installations. The second phase of the building, comprising the winery’s more general areas, was finished in 2016.