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La Bodega del Garroferal is situated on the edge of the beautiful village of Murla, in the heart of the Jalon Valley (or Vall de Pop) in the province of Alicante, Spain.
This coastal strip of Spain, running from Valencia in the North to just below Alicante in the South is also known as the Costa Blanca.
The bustling Mediterranean coastal resorts of Javea, Moraira, Denia and Calpe are only a short 30 minute drive away and yet the valley retains it rural charm with vineyards as well as almond groves and orchards of orange trees. The spectacular mountains are a walker’s paradise with many recognised trails and routes. The almonds blossom in late January, early February each year is a particularly beautiful time, when the whole valley seems to turn shades of white & pink.
Helen and I established the Bodega in 2002 when we relocated to Spain from South Africa. We had both been employed in the wine industry in South Africa for many years and it was our dream to start our own small winery. We chose this particular corner of Spain as we believe it offered as yet undiscovered potential for the production of top quality wines. This region has been growing grapes to make wine since Roman times!
Why do all of our wines have musical names?
I bring my love of music to my wine making. I studied music and was very active with a choir in Germany. I feel that a balanced wine can express itself in the same way as a piece of music. A harmony in wine can be as melodious as a harmony in music.