At number 12 of
Ibiza street survives one of the few traditional wineries (Bodega) that nowadays are preserved.
In this type of wineries (Bodegas), very popular until the 80s of XX century, were sold wine directly from barrels (called "litreo") as well as diferent sort of liquors and wines (specially from La Mancha Region). Also home deliveries were made.
In all the tipical districts of
(barrios castizos) used to be one or two of this "Bodegas", their owners or dependents were usually from regions near Madrid . Some of them were small companies with a few branches f.e. La Ardosa, La Cubas, El Maño ... Madrid
Ibiza preserves its local plenty of this tradition, is a friendly environment and highly customer oriented service. As you can see in the photo above, still keeps the jars, the sink with the little fountain for wash the bottles and barrels that after were filled in with wine..
We recommend pop in in this place, buy a drink, and speak with his friendly owner. It seems that his sons are willing to continue the tradition, so we can luckily continue enjoying this old "bodega" (winery)
Photos and text:Álvaro Rey