Our name refers to the first owner, the Council of the Cathedral of Valladolid, composed of 22 canon monks.
In the mid-nineteenth century it changed hands after the confiscation of Mendizábal and it was the Basque businessman Toribio de Lecanda y Campo who bought the estate in 1842. After losing his wife, in 1859 it was transferred to his son Teodosio Lecanda Chaves, a renowned architect who built his house in the image of a Basque farmhouse in honor of his homeland, which today is preserved as a family home.
The Dehesa de los Canónigos winery stands out precisely for its architecture, the naves were rebuilt little by little, until housing what is the winery today.
After passing through several hands, in 1931 it fell into the hands of the Cid family, the brothers Arturo and Ildefonso, married to Amalia García and Rosario Alonso respectively, who were the owners of Dehesa de los Canónigos until the 60s, when they sold the farm.
Just a few months later, Luis Sanz Busto and María Luz Cid decided they wanted to recover the family property due to the roots she felt there. Luis had to abandon his medical studies, but he laid the foundations of what Dehesa de los Canónigos represents today.
Luis Sanz Busto sold the grapes in the beginning to the neighboring Vega Sicilia winery and began to plant more vines, until in 1989 he decided to release onto the market the first vintage of Dehesa de los Canónigos.
Belén and Iván Sanz Cid, two of Luis and María Luz’s four children, are now in charge of the winery. From a young age, both were clear about their vocation to continue the family project.
Belén has been, since 1998, in charge of the Technical Direction and Oenology, after having studied at the University of Valencia and in Bordeaux. She does not hesitate to value her mentors who have helped her along the way, Mariano García and Antonio Sanz.
Iván, on the other hand, is in charge of the General Management of the winery.Thanks to his training as an agricultural technical engineer and in business management. Along with his stay in the United States which gave him his international vision , the wines of Dehesa de los Canónigos are known in more than 20 countries around the world.