The historical province of Cariñena
Shadow and stones. Mountains and valleys. Water and wind. The story of the fertile land is sparkling in every bottle of Cariñena wine.
In sunny and windy valleys of the Pyrenees Mountains, among the vineyard terraces the river Ebro flows.
Here a legendary winery province of Cariñena is located occupying 20 000 hectares of land.
Throughout the centuries, winemakers of Cariñena have been producing wine from Cariñena, Garnacha and Mocabeo grapes. However, only at the end of the 19th century – the time of low grape yields in France – the most experienced gourmets and oenophiles paid their attention to the special nobleness of Cariñena wine.
Since then, Cariñena wines have been classed among the respectable wines of Spain. Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Merlot, Moscatel, Mocabeo, and Syrah wines joined the list of wines produced from traditional grape varieties.
Ruby red, golden white, magnetic rose and orange dessert wines – today in Cariñena one can find wine to suit any taste. It is not for nothing that 60 vineyards are located in the province and the owners pass their winemaking secrets from generation to generation. The main attraction of the area is Casa de la Viña y el Vino (the Wine Museum). Founded in 1918, it houses a unique collection of old wines, which demonstrates a paramount importance of Cariñena in the world’s wine making history.