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O.Fournier, which opened a winery in Mendoza, Argentina in 2001, purchased the property in Ribera del Duero in 2002. O.Fournier is owned by brother and sister José Manuel Ortega Gil-Fournier and Natalia Ortega Gil-Fournier. Their logo is an Argentine ostrich that was derived from a sacred native cave painting. Inside the ostrich (which represents earth) is a cross (which represents the Southern Cross, or the sky) and together they create unity.
Torremoron is one of those wineries that is founded on centuries of history. Their name is derived from the 18th century underground cellars where wine was stored after it had been pressed. Consequently the location of these cellars was named Torremoron. Still today, this winery uses a wine making process that can be traced back to medieval wine making practices. Originally founded in 1957, this cooperative was launched by 57 viticulturalists who began cultivating the vineyards near the north bank of the Duero river. Throughout the 1980s they made bulk wine. By 1990, the winery underwent major renovations and incorporated state-of-the-art wine making technology in order to enhance the quality of their product. Although the vineyard has some vines that are up to 100 years old, the bulk of the vines are between 30 to 60 years old. Keeping quality in mind, Torremoron follows their grandparent's traditions and principles of hand harvesting, ensuring the up-most respect and preservation of the grape.