is one of the wineries belonging to CVNE
(Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) located in Laguardia, Rioja Alavesa. In the 1920s CVNE launched the Viña Real
brand, being one of the pioneers in the production of aging wines in oak barrels in this area, producing very elegant wines with all the character of the Rioja Alavesa.
The proximity of the vineyards to the old Camino Real
was what inspired its name. These vineyards slope down from the Sierra Cantabria to the Ebro basin, lying on mostly clayey and chalky soils, thus being protected from the clearly Atlantic climate of the area by the mountains.
In 2004, the monumental Viña Real
winery was built in Laguardia. Conceived by the prestigious French architect Philippe Maziéres, it is integrated in the Cerro de la Mesa, with the shape of a vat in the center and two caves excavated in the form of tunnels where its barrels stand. It also has the most cutting-edge technology, such as the first vertical hopper in Spain.