Viticulture in the area around Almansa has developed without interruption since the 16th century.
This wine region, located at an altitude of 700 m, is the most easterly of Castilla-La Mancha.
The DO Almansa, founded in 1966, is the easternmost production area of Castilla-La Mancha, with an altitude ranging between 700 and 1100 meters above sea level. In this case, and if we have to highlight a figure for being the precursor of this Denomination of Origin Almansa, it is undoubtedly Mario Bonete.
In addition to being one of the promoters for the creation of the same, his figure as winemaker became really relevant in the sector, marking a before and after when it came to value DO Almansa and its ability to bottle high quality wines, setting the course that many wineries would follow until the end of the twentieth century and in these early years of the twenty-first century.
To date, and with a total of 12 wineries in 8 municipalities in the province of Albacete, DO Almansa sold more than 6.6 million bottles in 2020 spread across the five continents and a sales value of more than 12 million euros.