From the twelfth century, the Alcardeteños ancestors made wine in the caves of their homes for their own consumption and payment of tithes to the soldier monks of the Order of Santiago. Our Villa belonged to the Priory of Uclés, in the territory called The Common of La Mancha.
In the sixteenth century, the Alcardeteños white wines were acquired by publicans from Madrid that already knew Villanueva de Alcardete as “the village of good wine.” Respectable wine legacy remains and actually increases, when Villanueva de Alcardete is the world’s leading producer of organic wines ( “without any kind of marinade”)
It was said of our products to Felipe II:
“Bread, wine and cattle are the best of the Kingdom, especially white wine reputed to be done without any kind of marinade”
Villanueva de Alcardete becomes the largest producer in the Autonomy of Castilla la Mancha of Sparkling Wine by the traditional method (second fermentation in the bottle) called in this village as “Cueva” since 1987