The Escudero family and patriarch Pedro in particular are recognized as being some of the very best grape growers in all of Rueda. Pedro is often approached by neighbors looking for advice about vineyard issues. While the family has only been bottling wine since 2002, they have been growing and selling grapes for a number of years prior. The family owns a vineyard planted with 50 Ha. of Verdejo and 6 Ha. of Viura. The name of the vineyard is “Fuente Elvira” and the soil, which consists of gravel and sand over a red clay sub-soil, has some of the most highly regarded soils in the Rueda district. They farm all of their plots with organic practices including a biennial application of organic compost they must import from over 100 km away as none is available locally.