A proposal to view life not as it is but as it should be!

Casa Carmen, more than a winery, is an afternoon under the sun. It is a voyage to the south of some distant place. It is an invitation and a proposal to view life not as it is, but as it should be! 

It is an elegy for a simpler world and an ode for the one to come. It is the confession of the dreamer. It is a grand gesture with a wooden sword - a long pause and a rapture. It is saffron, tobacco, and plump clusters of grapes. 

It is a gathering of earth, sky, divinities and mortals under one room, in one glass, in a courtyard between stone wall and green ivy.


We strive to make things that reflect our history and our way of understanding the world.

The Pallares family has always lived with a simple conviction shared by Don Quixote: 

"When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!" 

This is our approach to wine, vermouth, and food. It is a vision that never tires of seeing the world in its most beautiful form, that never gives up on its better angels.


Our Wine Club is designed for those who want to be part of the Casa Carmen family.

Our Wine Club is designed for those who want to be part of the Casa Carmen family. Join a community bound by love of music and dancing, of old stone and green ivy, of star-lit nights and fireside conversation — and, of course, good wine. Whether you are new to the family or a longtime friend, we invite you to join our club.

A Journal

In Search of El Duende

Letters to the Casa Carmen family