The winery is located nine kilometers from the city of Merida (province of Badajoz) in the DO Ribera del Guadiana
in the Spanish region Extremadura
, It was founded in 1999 by the de Alvear family. The vineyards cover 61 hectares of vineyards planted with the red varieties Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, as well as the white varieties Pardina (Pardillo), Cayetana Blanca, Montúa and Viognier. Most of the country wines are produced as VT Extremadura, the rest under the DO Ribera del Guadiana. The wines are bottled under the brand names Altara, Celtus, Equus, Miraculus, Torremayor and Viña Santa Marina.