Mendoza has always had a passion for wine and when the opportunity arose, he decided to produce his own wine.
His dream started in Alfaz del Pi, Alicante, and in just over 30 years this dream was transformed into a successful family business.
In Alfaz he planted his first vines. Over the years they grew and extended into other villages in and around the Alicante area.
Today the Mendoza wineries produce 350,000 bottles, mostly red but they also produce some excellent white varieties too, especially the Muscatel variety, characteristically from this area and grown on vines only a few feet from the winery.
The most famous varieties, the white Chardonnay and the red Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot, Vardot y Monastrell are the major wines produced at Mendoza. There are also oriental grapes previously grown in France, for example Shiraz that form part of the wide range of Mendoza wines.
Fermentation takes place in barrels after carefully selecting the finest oak from France or America.
Mendoza is 100% family run, created by one man with a clear idea of what he wanted to achieve and then lovingly nursed and cared for by his family.
It has high standards and clear aims and objectives, far removed from the large multinational companies.
It is possible to visit the bodega and sample their wines or if you prefer make an appointment and eat on the premises.