In 1920 the first Viña Real wines were launched. These wines were produced from grapes grown around Elciego, in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa province. These vineyards, to this day are still controlled by Viña Real and continue to border the ‘Camino Real’ or ‘Royal Drive’; hence the origin of the Viña Real name. The Viña Real wines are modern in structure, balanced and elegant, with a potential for very long ageing in bottle, this last being the main characteristic of the Rioja Alavesa province.
With its perfect blend of Cvne’s more than 125 years of tradition and expertise and the most innovative winemaking methods, Viña Real has established itself at the forefront of the wine industry.
This winery is home to the production and aging of the Viña Real family of wines, and its compelling architecture, the work of Bordeaux-based architect Philippe Mazieres, makes an impression and leaves no room for doubt: Viña Real is devoted to innovation and experimentation, the pillars of the company.
A one-of-a-kind structure, a unique winery.
A gigantic vat on a hill, Cerro de la Mesa, in Rioja Alavesa. Concrete, wood, and stainless steel. Nobility and modernity. Behold the Viña Real winery.
The vat-shaped structure is the heart of the winery, housing the fermentation room where the wine takes shape. It also includes a Canadian red cedar structure and two long tunnels drilled into the hill’s bedrock, where the wines are aged.
The vat is connected to the bottling line, the red cedar building, and the two tunnels inside the hill. This vat is divided into two floors; on top are the winemaking facilities equipped with the latest technology: a vertical hopper, the first installed in Spain, and a spectacular central crane; and below is the circular barrel room.
An impressive architectural work housing a unique winery where the winemaking process has become a creative process, seamlessly uniting tradition and technology.
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