Pago del Vicario is located 9 kilometers from Ciudad Real
and is flanked on the west by the Guadiana river and on
the north by the Toledo mountains. The different varieties
of grape are used exclusively for the wines produced in
the winery, located at the foot of the vineyard. The PAGO
DEL VICARIO project was launched in 2000 by the brothers
Antonio and Ignacio Barco. Their different business activities
include the family tradition of farming and the production
of wines, which they have recovered with this new project.
They built this original winery equipped with the most modern
production techniques and that combines tradition and technology.
name Pago del Vicario came from the location of the property
close to the Vicario reservoir and from an ancestor of the
Barco family, vicar of the diocese, who defended the "Pago"
concept as a sign of high quality based on the monitoring
of the product from the vine to final bottling, using only
grapes from the farm itself.
The winery, built on the site of the vineyard itself, has
an avant-garde design that not only does not clash with
the surroundings but rather blends in with the landscape
of the Toledo mountain foothills. It combines modern design
and tradition, charm, contrasts and a romantic flair. The
result leaves no one indifferent and makes one eager to
visit the installations. The collection of new barrels is
composed of different types of oak: predominantly French,
as well as American and Caucasian.
Pago del Vicario vineyard is located 600
m above sea level. It has 130 hectares of vineyard that
is devoted to seven different varieties of grape: Tempranillo,
Garnacha tintorera, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet sauvignon and
Petit verdot for red wines; Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc
for white wines. The landscape is characterized by rolling
hills sloping down to the river bank. This proximity to
the river gives it a special climate, with temperatures
that are somewhat milder than normal in the area and sharp
temperature contrasts between day and night. The abundant
sunshine and low relative humidity result in a healthy grape.
The vineyard is divided into small lots, and the plants
are individually cared for on the basis of each one's singular
hotel is located in the Bodega Pago del Vicario, the only
bodega in Ciudad Real that has its own vineyard close to
the Guadiana river and surrounded by an incomparable natural
Hotel Pago del Vicario includes facilities such as a swimming
pool enclosed in antique adobe walls and trees and a lawn
facing the western sun with more than 7000 m2 of garden
and terrace for relaxing in. They will soon have paddle
and tennis courts as well as a small spa. You
will be able to practise different sports activities, of
leisure or even work.
on the time of year, the Hotel Pago del Vicario also offers
its guests visits to its fantastic vineyards where they
can get to know at first hand the art of wine-making and
the various varieties of the vineyard's products.
cross the farm and run along the river bank where you can
ride our mountain bikes, take a run or walk peacefully,
enjoying nature, examining the various types of grapes and
the rest of the local flora and fauna. The hotel's rooms
are modern with a welcoming, comfortable decor. All have
large windows to let in plenty of light. The rooms have
air conditioning, 20" LCD TV, radio and WI-FI Internet.
Pago del Vicario complex also contains the Pago del Vicario
restaurant with exquisite seasonal cooking with modern touches
without losing the tradition of our most important dishes.
Short and long menus, which, as with our a la carte menus,
are changed every few months according to the season. The
chef is José Alfonso Merlo, who is a great enthusiast
for traditional cooking and for the gastronomy of La Mancha,
combining new trends and applying the latest techniques
to traditional dishes, allowing the flavour to predominate
and respecting the original product.
FROM THE WINERY