Marques de Moral is produced at the Bodega Félix Solís, Spain's leading producer of 750 ml bottled wine. This is a family operation founded in the 1950's with more than 26,000 oak barrels and an annual production of some 90 million liters.
Félix Solís, S.A. began its career in 1952, the year in which its founder, D. Félix Solís Fernández moved, along with his wife Leonor and their children, from his birthplace in Villanueva de los Infantes to Valdepeñas with the desire to establish a family winery thanks to the fame and quality of their wines.
The Solís family had a background in the wine trade since the nineteenth century through the Camino Real, linking Madrid and Andalusia. From the first elaborations in the "Casa del Cura del Huerto", the winery has never ceased to grow. The partnership with winemaker Domingo Maroto in the 60s allowed Félix Solís to bottle in Madrid quality wines that were traditionally marketed in skins or large tanks, giving them an added value that thousands of bars and restaurants appreciated.
Given the need to elaborate and bottle at source, following the creation of CRDO Valdepeñas in 1968, the current winery was built in the 70s, while obtaining important exports results and consolidating logistics and commercial structures, both in Spain and in different parts of the world.
The history of the winery, which has always maintained its familiar nature, has focused on full respect for tradition and thousand-year-old vine cultivation in perfect harmony with the use of the latest technological developments in the elaboration and aging of quality wines.
The 500 hectares of vineyards are situated between Campo de Calatrava and Montiel in La Mancha province of Ciudad Real. This area is characterized by its gentle countryside, rolling plains and soft hills. The soil is rich in clayey and chalky soils. Scarce rainfall and extreme temperature differences between day and night contribute to a naturally healthy viticulture, giving low production and concentrated wines, that are rich and complex.