Spain has over 2.9 million acres (over 1.17 million hectares) planted—making it the most widely planted wine producing nation but it is the third largest producer of wine in the world, the largest being Italy followed by France. This is due, in part, to the very low yields and wide spacing of the old vines planted on the dry, infertile soil found in many Spanish wine regions.
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Located in the parish of Arbo on the banks of ”Father Miño”, the ancestors were producing their wines in the As Laxas estate towards the close of the XIX century. A wine producing tradition in harmony with the countryside surrounding these lands, bristling with traditions, customs and tastes.
In 1970, Enrique Forner founded Marqués de Cáceres, Unión Vitivinícola, S.A., a historic Alliance between a region (Cenicero, La Rioja Alta), an enterprising family that has been devoted to the wine trade for five generations, the best vine growers and vineyards in La Rioja and a Bordeaux concept which revolutionised the production and business model.
This winery tastefully merges cutting edge wine-related technologies with the traditional winemaking methods of La Rioja, and as a result, it creates wines with the strictest parameters of quality.
When Vega Sicilia became part of the Álvarez family's life in 1982, the foundations were laid for TEMPOS Vega Sicilia. It has constantly and steadily grown since then, involving the introduction of wines produced in different wine-making areas, reaching out to new consumers around the world and laying the foundations for a promising and highly successful future.
Finca Villacreces is situated in the middle of the Ribera del Duero’s “Golden Mile”. For centuries it has been tucked away between vineyards, the Duero River and an ancient pine forest. Unique surroundings.
If anyone embodies the promise and spirit of “The New Spain,” it’s Alvaro Palacios. His L’Ermita is widely considered to be the most important Spanish wine of the modern era.
Protos, which comes from the Greek word for "FIRST", has the pride and the privilege of having found maturity and ease in the best and the foremost of the wineries in the area and of having been a recognized trademark all this time.
In the booklets of the clients of the late nineteenth century, Bodegas Martínez Lacuesta already specified the origin of their wines: Rioja. The Denomination will not be made official until 1926 and will be partly thanks to the founder of the winery, Felix Martinez Lacuesta. The anecdote describes our spirit, traditional and alive. Riojanos, before the Rioja existed.