At age 11, Antonio López Fernández watched his grandfather, Fructuoso Fernández, plant vineyards in his home village of Alvaredos. During that time, Fructuoso and his family farmed the vineyards, made wine, and then sold it to surrounding wineries. As the years went on and the family moved to the United States, many of the vineyards were sold off, but Antonio Lopez never forgot his family’s winemaking heritage.
Beginning in late 1990s, Antonio began reacquiring the vineyards his family had owned, some held as far back as the late 1800’s. Antonio began investing in the winery facility and restoring the old historic houses of the town, with the goal of not only producing top quality wines in the region, but also to share his love for this small Galician village that has been home to his family for generations.