During an internship at a winery in Pfalz (Germany), Julia Casado fell in love with winemaking. She decided to abandon her music studies in Germany and move back to Spain to study Oenology.
Returning to her home region of Murcia, she worked with a number of local wineries, including Casa Castillo. It was there that La del Terreno was born and, in 2015, Julia made her first vintage in their cellars.
In 2016, Julia moved her operation out of the winery at Casa Castillo, building her own winery from modular units and railway sleepers in the small appellation of Bullas. She has produced her wine there since.
Julia is currently renting 3.5 hectares of 50-year-old bush vines spread across the Jumilla landscape. On a sandy loam soil, 500m above sea level, Julia is devoted to the local grape Monastrell, which also lends it’s name to the winery as “La del Terreno” is what the locals call Monastrell (Mourvèdre in France). Roughly translated as “the local one” Julia chose the name as a nod to her roots in the region.
“Wine and music have a lot in common with each other. The concept of harmony is very much present in both, as is a certain degree of tension; and neither of them makes sense if they are not shared with others” says Julia.