Alvarez y Diez was founded in the Rueda region in 1941 and has long been one of the most important players in an increasingly important D.O. Over the recent past, major investments have been made – and continue to be made – to ensure that the winery is at the vanguard of changing wine styles in the region. Concentrating on the indigenous Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc, they were one of the first to produce the crisp, herbaceous style so associated with the region today and also the first to introduce screw caps to the region. Headed by owner Juan de Benito and winemaker Pilar Garcia, Alvarez y Diez is a pioneer producer with which Alliance is proud to share a long and fruitful relationship.