The winery is located in the municipality of Sotillo de la Ribera near the town of Burgos in the Spanish region Castile and Leon
, In its present form, the company was founded in 1979. The traditional Arroyo family has been growing grapes for over 400 years. The vineyards cover 25 hectares of vineyards on clayey, gravelly soils in the DO area Ribera del Duero
, which are planted with the varieties Tinta del País (Tempranillo variety) and Albillo. These are in part to more than 80-year-old vines. The grapes are harvested manually only in early October. The wines are aged in a cellar from the 16th century. The simpler qualities are marketed under the name "Mesoneros de Castilla", the top family under "Valsotillo".