- SILVER (2009) International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
About Viña Real
One of three wineries owned by C.V.N.E. (Compañia Vinicola del Norte del España) it can trace its origins back to 1879 when C.V.N.E was set up by two brothers Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa. Five generations later, it is still controlled by their direct descendants. Viña Real developed its house style in the 1920s with the aim of producing wines worthy of ageing from Rioja Alavesa. In 2004, the decision was made to replace the original Viña Real winery; the resulting ultra-modern winery stands as a beacon for the modern style of winemaking from Rioja Alavesa. The grapes and then the wine are gravity fed through the production process, which is spit across two levels. On the upper level is the winery with state-of-the-art technology, including the first two vertical hoppers installed in Spain. On the lower level there is a circular barrel room. The bottling rooms and ageing tunnels run for 250 metres beneath the Cerro de la Mesa hillside upon which the winery is perched. Eva de Benito is the fortunate Winemaker able to call upon such impressive resources.