A dream

Alma is much more than a concept or a brand. Alma is a shared feeling that connects roots, knowledge, people and territories. It is an emotional bond that unites artisan and genuine projects around wine and its culture; always with passion and authenticity as motivating and inspiring elements. This common way of working is based on creating unforgettable experiences around wine with the higher purpose of becoming inspiring elements and building a unique and lasting legacy.


Equipo Dos Soles Repsol


Dos Soles Repsol


  • Ambivium obtains the ‘Dos Soles Repsol’
  • Pago de Carraovejas awarded as ‘Winery with best historical trajectory’ in Verema 2022 awards
  • Pago de Carraovejas 2020: “Best red wine 2020″ and “AEPEV Grand Prize” for AEPEV
  • Cuesta de las Liebres 2018 in the Gourmets 99 League
  • Ambivium named in OAD’s 30 “Top New Restaurants Europe”.
  • “Best Winery proposal in restaurant”, Ambiviu,  IWC 2023
  • “Best year Restaurant · La Posada El Mundo de Castilla y León” Ambivium


Pedro Ruiz

Person of the year Wine Up!


  • Pedro Ruiz, awarded as Person of the Year by the guide Wine Up!
  • Pago de Carraovejas, named Winery of the Year by MassVino
  • Cristóbal Muñoz and William Saavedra, chefs of the year 2022 at the Alimentaria & Hostelco show
  • Ambivium obtains the Michelin Green Star
  • Cristóbal Muñoz, Best Young Chef at the Michelin Gala



Bodega Marañones

Sierra de Gredos


  • Alma culminates its arrival in Gredos: Bodega Marañones
  • Fundación Cultura Líquida is officially born
  • Alma launches its own distribution company: Alma Carraovejas Distribución
  • Pedro Ruiz Aragoneses appointed president of Vitartis
  • Pago de Carraovejas, one of the 100 Best Vineyards in the World, by World Best Vineyards
  • WFCP+ Certification




Rioja Alavesa

Principales hitos del año

  • Alma & Rioja Alavesa with a new project: Aiurri
  • SV WINES is born with the aim of showing unique vineyards and vineyards
  • Safe Tourism Certification and SG Clean Certification
  • Ambivium obtains a Sol Repsol and its first Michelin Star
  • Pedro Ruiz Aragoneses is appointed director of IBERAVAL, patron of the Fundación de la Cultura del Vino and vice-president of AEFCyL


Viña Meín Emilio Rojo

Viña Meín - Emilio Rojo

El Ribeiro con más Alma


  • Alma gives continuity under the same project to two of the most emblematic wineries in Ribeiro: Viña Meín and Emilio Rojo.
  • Alma Carraovejas certified as Great Place to Work
  • Ambivium Restaurant wins the award for ‘Revelation Restaurant of Castilla y León’, the best Wine List of Spain (IWC) 2019 and the
    Best Restaurant of Castilla y León 2019 (Gastronomy Academy of Castilla y León).




New project - Ribera del Duero


  • Launching of a new project in Ribera del Duero as a result of more than ten years of knowledge in the area: Milsetentayseis
  • Pedro Ruiz Aragoneses is appointed vice-president of Vitartis, Warden of the Wine Museum and treasurer of AEFCyL.


Restaurante Ambivium

Alma's first gastronomic project


  • Launch of Ambivium Restaurant located at the Pago de Carraovejas winery.
  • Pedro Ruiz Aragoneses is named Entrepreneur of the Year for UVA Valladolid


Anejon 2009

El Anejón

2009 Vintage


  • Cuesta de las Liebres 2009 and El Anejón 2009 in the Top Ten of the #WineStyleAwards of the Vivino app.
  • Pago de Carraovejas awarded with the Q for quality tourism certification
  • Pago de Carraovejas is part of the Globalviti Project to continue with the R+D+i line in the study of climate change as it affects its vineyard.



Pago de Carraovejas

100 Best Wineries of the year by Wine & Spirits


  • Pago de Carraovejas is named as one of the 100 Best Wineries in the World Wine & Spirits
  • Pago de Carraovejas becomes the first Spanish winery to be certified as a Family Responsible Company (EFR)


Ossian Vides y Vinos

Viticultural heritage


  • Arrival at Ossian, with only a few hectares in the area of Nieva and surroundings.


Pedro Ruiz

Pedro Ruiz


In 2007, a new stage began with the incorporation of Pedro Ruiz as the head of the project. Pedro’s new leadership comes with a fresh business perspective that, in the face of growth, decides to outline new challenges in areas such as sustainability (the axis that should guide the company’s activity); innovation, as an engine of development and progress; or wine tourism, as a way to open the project to all its customers with transparency and honesty.



First vintage

The first harvest of Pago de Carraovejas was in 1991, the result of the barely 70,000 kilos produced by the first 25 hectares in production. In the following years, vineyard and winery would increase in successive enlargements through a continuous but also slow and thoughtful growth, always governed by the criterion of not losing an iota of quality.




Bodega Antigua

Pago de Carraovejas

The beginning

In 1987 José María Ruiz, together with a group of wine lovers from Segovia, headed the project to create a winery in a good area for red wines. The place chosen was the slopes of Carraovejas, in Peñafiel,


José María y Chon

José María Ruiz y Chon Aragoneses

Restaurante José María

In 1982 the Restaurant José María was born in Segovia, transforming the concept of the wines that were served in the Castilian inns. Eliminating the traditional jug to give place to the bottled wine, taking care to the maximum the temperature and the suitable service of the wines. In this same year Pedro Ruiz is born and appropriates D.O. Ribera del Duero.


First World Sommelier Competition

José María Ruiz

José María Ruiz represents Spain in the ‘First World Sommelier Competition’, held in Milan. The wine culture in Spain did not then enjoy the prestige it enjoys today, but José María Ruiz, together with the other Spanish representative “Pedraza”, achieved a meritorious 5th place among more than 60 countries. That experience was the beginning of the fermentation of some ideas: his desire to start his own restaurant, along with his own suckling pigs and his own wine. The development of the wine culture in other countries and the importance given to wines in other places, led José María to train and learn in depth the process of winemaking and tasting.