Mauro is located in the Duero river valley at Tudela, a few miles to the east of the city of Valladolid. Due to geographical location and local politics, Mauro does not qualify for the Ribera del Duero DO. No matter, the wine has established a world wide reputation for quality in a contemporary style? rather like the "Super Tuscan" reds from Italy. Mauro was created in 1978 by Mariano García, the former winemaker at Vega Sicilia. Mariano remains very present at the winery, although vineyard management and winemaking are now in the capable hands of his son Eduardo, and the company run by his other son, Alberto.