Jorge Ordoñez & Co. was found in 2004 by Jorge
Ordonez and Kracher
Family. The winery is located in Malaga in the locality of Almachar. The
technical direction in this winery is conducted by winemaker Gerhart Kraher.
The wines are made from the Muscat de
Alexandria grapes in the geographical area of Axarquia, in the Mountains or Sierras that run
parallel to the Mediterranean Sea not far from the city of Malaga. The
vineyards are planted in decomposed slate (Schist), blended with white quartz,
very poor soils with outcropping of the mother rock.
average age of the vineyards is 70 years old, the youngest vineyards are 40
years old and the oldest are more than 100 years old. The vines are planted to
a density of 3000 vines per hectare (1215 vines per acre). 1.32 – 2.2
tons/hectare (0.5 – 0.89 tons per acre), each vine yields less than 1 Kg per
vine. The vines are managed with organic techniques, all work is done by hand
using ancient hoes called azadones and the grapes are brought to the winery
by donkeys and mules, which also provide the manure which in turn is used to
fertilize the vines.