Bodegas Estefanía

Bodegas Estefanía

Bodegas Estefanía is a very special winery that was established in 1999 when the FRIAS family decided to recover an old creamery located in the village of Dehesas, in Ponferrada (León). In 2014, it forms part of the MGWines Group. The name of its main Brand, Tilenus, was taken from the primitive god “Teleno”, the Celtic god of war and equivalent to the Roman god Mars. The reason for naming the wine Tilenus was to pay tribute to that golden years of the Roman era in the Bierzo, which began to exploit the rich gold mines of the Médulas.

Present day, this era is etched on the wine labels with a roman coin that was found in one of the vineyards. All this has led to a winery that produces exclusive wines in a traditional way, very carefully selecting each grape.

Bodegas Estefanía

Facilities that unveil the secrets of winemaking

Bodegas Estefanía has a production winery that was built combining materials such as slate, stone and wood, praising the area’s traditional architecture. Each production phase has been prepared in a specific way, monitoring the temperature, moisture and light.

In the case of the barrel room, this has around one thousand Bordeaux barrels, manufactured by the most prestigious barrel-making cooperage firms, mostly French oak.

El Bierzo, the witness of incredible wines

Bodegas Estefanía

Slate house roofs, a wandering pilgrim on route to Santiago de Compostela and landscapes of unparalleled beauty. This is El Bierzo, an enclave where you can find Bodegas Estefania. In this valley bordered by mountains between León, Galicia and Asturias, 40 hectares of century old vines, surrounded by the silence of nature.

A land marked by a continental climate of a clear Atlantic influence, which keeps a moisture balance due to the Atlantic climate from Galicia, and dry, coming from Castile. These climates, along with its landscape and its minerally and clayey soils, produce a very special grape: Mencia, a red grape of excellent quality.

Wines that convey the essence of El Bierzo

From the outset, this small winery decided to produce mono-varietal wines with personality, they were able to convey the essence of the old vineyards of El Bierzo. These wines have won international and national acknowledgements, which is the case of Tinto Pagos de Posada, a wine that has been rated with 93 points in the Parker score.

  • Tilenus La Florida

    12,60 
    vino-tinto crianza

    A precious deep-red coloured wine. Great finesse on the nose, typical of Mencía, it presents aromas of red berries, spices and smoky hints. Unctuous on the palate, fresh fleshiness and balanced structure.

    Weight1.5 kg
  • Tilenus Vendimia

    7,06 
    vino-tinto joven

    A ruby red colour with violet hues. It presents a bouquet with a wide aromatic range that includes wild fruits (raspberry, strawberry and cherry) and floral notes. In mouth, the unctuosity and freshness of the Mencía variety complement each other, and all under a fine tannic structure.

    Weight1.5 kg
  • Tilenus Godello

    8,40 
    vino-blanco joven

    White wine made from the Godello variety. Clean yellow colour with golden hues, expressive bouquet with fruity notes: peach skin and citrus fruit. Balanced mouthfeel, fresh and with a full mid-palate.

    Weight1.5 kg
  • Tilenus Pieros

    38,29 
    vino-tinto crianza

    Great complexity and olfactory depth and rich in mineral and phosphoric notes, spices and aromatic herbs. In mouth it is ripe, pompous, very expressive and with a powerful finish and an aromatic aftertaste. A wine for laying down with an excellent evolution.

    Weight1.5 kg
  • Tilenus Pagos de Posada

    16,13 
    vino-tinto crianza

    It presents an intense ruby red colour with slight mahogany hues. On nose we discover red fruit, brushwood and smoky hints. It is fresh and elegant. The polished tannin gives it a lengthy and silky mid-palate.

    Weight1.5 kg
Enoturismo Bodegas Estefanía

Let yourself be seduced by the magical Bierzo

Bodegas Estefanía offers different types of activities where the visitor gets involved by the charm of the winery, its wines and discover the magical secrets that await in their land.

In it, you will be able to know a little bit about the history of the Bierzo and the native variety Mencía , as well as visit the facilities of the winery and its vineyards.

Wine Tourism Packs in Bodegas Estefanía

  • Tilenus 'La Mencía Pura'
  • 10 €/person
  • Get to know the magic of Bierzo landscapes and enjoy the flavor of the Mencia variety in all its freshness and youth. Visit the winery and taste a wine that has obtained a rating of 90 points Parker
  • Duration 45 minuts
  • Tasting Tilenus Joven
  • Book
Special Price ‘Tour Vino del Bierzo’. From Monday to Friday 6€/person
  • The age of the strains
  • 15 €/person
  • Find out the importance of the age of the strains when it comes to making a unique wine. A pleasant walk through the vineyards before touring the facilities of the winery. Complete your experience with a gorgeous tasting
  • Duration 45 minuts
  • Tasting Tilenus Roble
  • Tasting Tilenus Florida
  • Book
  • Pagos Secretos
  • 22 €/person
  • Visit the vineyards, up to 105 years old, that contribute to create wines with their own personality. Discover the facilities of the winery and taste 2 high-end wines
  • Duration 45 minuts
  • Tasting Tilenus Pagos de Posada
  • Tasting Tilenus Pieros
  • Book

If you have any query or doubt please contact us at 630519153 or by email in enoturismo@mgwinesgroup.com

Tilenus Bodegas Estefanía

Tilenus Pagos de Posada 2006
  • 92 points. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Tilenus Pagos de Posada 2005
  • 93 points. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
  • 94 points. Wine International.
Tilenus Pagos de Posada 2001
  • 92 points. International Wine Cellar. Stephen Tanzer.
  • Gold Medal. Challenge International du Vins.
Tilenus La Florida 2008
  • 91 points. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Tilenus Godello 2013
  • 90 points. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Tilenus Pieros 2007
  • 91 points. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Tilenus Pieros 2002
  • Gold Medal. International Wine & Spirits Contest.
Tilenus 2012
  • 90 points. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Tilenus Roble 2010
  • 90 points. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.

Bodegas Estefania

Bodegas Estefanía

Contact

Cta. de Dehesas a Posada del Bierzo, Ponferrada (León)

+34 987 420 015
info@tilenus.com

Winery opening hours:
Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 13.30 and from 16:00 to 18:30

Visiting hours:
Monday through Saturday. Mornings and holidays.
Weekend: Request an appointment