located to the south of Madrid in the region of La Mancha, Toledo. El Despeñadero with over 40 years of experience organising Partridge Shoots and thus thousend of hectares, was one of the pioneers in install the red legged partridge driven shoot in Spain.
“Our aim is always to surpass your expectations. At El Despeñadero we take your satisfaction very seriously and to achieve that we have a team over seventy people taking care of every single step of each shoot.
For us, every shoot is always the first shoot and our philosphy is simple: we love the well made things, the search of authenticity and passion for the small details. We listen what you want and we match your desires, we think this is much more tan shooting, is a full experience, and we work hard to ensure we create the perfect trip and unforgettable experience for you.”
With more than 40 years of history dedicated to the driven Spanish Red-Legged Partridge, El Despeñadero placed in the hearts and minds of all experienced hunters, both nationally and internationally.
We offer our clients the most exclusive accommodation with all kind of facilities. Our team of professionals have the perfect balance between expertise and closeness, guaranteeing the care of every detail from the first to the last moment.
At El Despeñadero we offer all kind of different drives where we have a wide selection of shooting. Our clients, come to ``El Despeñadero`` in search of having memorable shooting days with us, and thanks to a high sporting game, beautiful scenery, excellent lunches, a superb wine list, luxurious accommodation, good organization and a friendly family run atmosphere, they get exactly that.
I have been lucky enough to shoot this estate for 5 years and have got to know the wonderful family who run it to a degree of excellence that is rarely seen. Having been lucky enough to have shot a lot in Spain i can say that this is one of my favorite estates with fast, challenging birds unlike anything we get here in the UK. If you are looking for a new experience, great value and only a couple of hours away, i cannot recommend this estate strongly enough.
Very sporting birds, great challenge. Some of my best shooting experiences in Spain with fast. Very well done boy's, see you in a couple on months!
I got in touch with Dario who runs with his father El Despeñadero estate shoot in Spain to ask a few questions as i was thinking of taking a day there. Dario instantly put my mind at ease so I booked. All I can say is that those partridges were the best I have shot at for a very long time. The accommotadion where we were was simply spectacular (Cigarral de las Mercedes) I would highly recommend taking a day or two at El Despeñadero estate, we took two. We come from US so we have already booked two more days for the next season.
Now in my 3rd season with Dario Vallano (Cacerias Ibericas) and his team and every time has been an exceptional day with everything catered for, even the things you don't think of yourself. Great team from the office to the field with some of the most brilliant and challenging birds, in a beautiful estate. We adored it and couldn't recommend it more highly to anyone... Without any doubt one of the best driven shooting I have ever been and I have shot at many places in all corners of the UK and Spain.
Thanks you very much to Dario Vallano and his team, their hospitality and organisation was absolutely tremendous giving us such a memorable days. Their attention to detail and quailty of sporting birds is always out of this world. My guests and I were very impresssed with the way the company who has unrivalled access to some of the best shooting. Thank you much.
I have had several days with at El Despeñadero over the last few seasons and without exception they have been tremendous. Some fantastic venues for shooting and top class accommodation and hospitality on every occasion. I have days already booked with them for next season! First class in every way.
I have visited El Despenadero on numerous occasions, for me it is the dream destination for Spanish partridge shooting. It really can't be faulted from transport, accommodation, food and hospitality I would 100% recommend you visit.
I had the pleasure of shooting with Darío Vallano and his team this season again. They provided some very challenging birds, superb elevenses and the best hospitality I have ever seen. ¡Very much looking forward see you in Spain soon! George B.