The exciting project of an entrepreneur devoted to agriculture who, more than twenty years ago, planted olive trees and vines on the estate and built a mill and a winery with the most advanced technology, is now being continued by new owners that have come from afar bringing their wisdom and commitment to quality.
The olive tree and the vine have been cultivated since the Roman Empire in this region, which is near Caesarobriga – now Talavera de la Reina – an important trade center located on the Roman causeway that connected Emerita Augusta (Mérida) with Tarraco (Tarragona), on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Capilla del Fraile is one of the farms belonging to a manor created in the Middle Ages by the King of Castile, Pedro I, in favor of the Mayor Notary of Toledo, on the banks of the Pusa river, affluent of the Tagus.
At the end of the 20th Century, the redevelopment of the 150 ha estate began by planting olive trees of the Arbequina and Picual varieties with drip irrigation. A few years later the planting of the vineyard started with neither traditional nor original varietals in the region, such as Syrah and Petit Verdot.