The estate was founded by the Englishwoman, Charlotte Allen, in 2007. After years working in the UK wine trade, she decided to exchange the life of an importer for that of a producer. After a number of years which saw her working in various cellars in different parts of the world, amongst them South Africa, Bordeaux and Italy, she settled in the Rhône where she studied winemaking and viticulture.
A chance meeting with a former supplier, the Rueda producer Didier Belondrade, introduced her to the Arribes del Duero, an isolated region of north-west Spain. The ancient vines and even older terraces, the plethora of unheard-of varieties and the savage of beauty of the region convinced her to make the move from France.
She now farms 7 hectares of vineyards, ranging from 70- to 100-hundred-years old, made up of over 20 different varieties, the principal ones being Malvasía and the indigenous red grape Juan García, a distant cousin of Pinot Noir. The land is farmed organically and biodynamically and the wines are made along natural lines.