History

The reason why we are called Morosanto

It was by 1485, in the reconquest of Ronda, when Christians found in the current hamlet of La Cimada a marabout, (a marabout in some Muslim countries, is a pious person who is attributed certain sanctity. The same word designates, by extension, either where a marabout lived, a kind of shrine, located in a remote place, or the tomb of a pious man with these characteristics, which is the subject of popular veneration). That Marabout was, in Moorish times, a sacred place and pilgrimage in the mountains of Ronda.
So it was that Christians conquerors came to call this land as Morosanto, mistranslation to mean that there was a saint Moor, actually a man (who was a Moor) and pious.
Morosanto (oxymoron there where they are found) owes it its rich history and farming to the fact of having mineral deposits, among others (see Cerro de las Salinas) and water deposits, in addition with the only salty stream the region. Putting this to display, it is not hard to imagine why on this farm, which gives its name to the winery Bodegas Morosanto and extraordinary wines, prehistoric remains are found, as well as an Iberian site, ending as it could not be less with a Roman wine press belonging to a slaving villa which existed between I and V century (see archaeological study).
It was based on the knowledge of this beautiful and rich story, its current owners sent to do a children’s story, reviving in key fantasy the story of Morosanto in Roman and Moorish times. The story of such beauty, his watercolors and characters illustrate their bottles.