Vinos Ambiz by Fabio Bartolomei
Castilla y Leon, Spain

Vinos Ambiz is the passion project of Fabio Bartolomei, producing approximately 10,000 liters of natural wines each year in Castilla y Leon. Raised in Scotland, to Italian parents, Fabio made the move to Spain more than twenty years ago having decided his career in Finance was not to be his destiny.

After more than 15 years of low intervention winemaking all over Spain, Fabio creates Vinos Ambiz wines completely organically, with minimum intervention, by default never adding any substances at all to the must or wine. He doesn’t use any pesticides, herbicides, insecticides or any chemical whatsoever in the vineyard, adding natural fertilisers every two or so years.

Nor does he use any aggressive or intensive high-intervention techniques, relying only on natural yeast, and apart from  few wines, skipping any added sulfites.

"I am not certified organic because I believe that the polluter should pay, not we clean farmers. I don't use any chemicals at all in my vineyards. No pesticides, no herbicides, no fungicides, no insecticides, no chemical fertilizers. I allow all grasses and plants and flowers to grow. In winter I allow sheep to enter the vineyards and eat the grass and leave their manure."

Discover our selection of Vinos Ambiz natural wines below.