Roque Colas was started in 2010 by Carmelo Colas and his two sons Cesar and Mario. Cesar is the winemaker and has been making wine in northern Spain for a number of years before starting this project with his family.
The wine is produced from estate-grown vineyards which are organically farmed and have been certified organic since 2002. Yields are tiny, only; 2,000-3,500 kg/ha (from less than 1 ton/acre to about 1.5 tons/acre). The vineyards are mostly 85 year old vine Garnacha, which the family has been growing for 5 generations. They also grow Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon (17 year old vines) at higher elevation, where there are day/night temperature shifts of up to 20 C.