Visionary winemaker Toni Sarrion founded Bodega Mustiguillo in 1999 with the intent to produce top quality wines from the Bobal grape variety. Despite being one of the most important in Spain, Bobal was historically dismissed as a grape solely for bulk wine production. Toni knew, however, that Bobal had so much more potential and saw it thrive in the unique terroir of El Terrerazo in Spain’s province of Valencia. In 2010 he was successful in having authorities recognize his land with a protected designation of origin (DOP) status – Sarrion now has all vineyard holdings of the El Terrerazo DOP.
Some of the oldest Bobal vines in the world (planted between 1919 and 1945) thrive here. The grapes are farmed using 100% organic viticulture and without irrigation in very poor, sandy soils. The resulting wines have received much international acclaim and Mustiguillo was recognized by Wine & Spirits as one of the Top 100 Wineries of 2012.