Casa de la Viña, S.L.

Crta. La Solana-Villanueva de los Infantes, km.15. 13248 Alhambra [Ciudad Real] España

Oficina comercial

C/Virgen de las Nieves, 2

13720 Cinco Casas [Ciudad Real] España.

Tlfn: + 34 926 52 90 10

Fax: + 34 926 52 60 70

info@bodegascasadelavina.com

Since the times of the Count of Casavaliente, when the extent of land owned was as large as 4,000 hectares, the property passed through several hands up until it was bought by its current owners, the SAT Anaypa. There was a time when the lands were hired out to the Obregons, a family from Segovia that continued the tradition of cultivation of vines. This tradition was carried on by its next owner, Angel Huertas, member of a long lineage of winemakers from La Mancha. However, during this time, the agricultural exploitation of the land continued, but the grape was always sold after harvesting, there was no wine production.

 

Things started to change, when in the 70s, the then Bilbao Bank, acquired the property with the idea of creating a small scale winery and took on the task of restructuring the vineyard, ripping and rooting out old vines and initiating new plantations which would make it the greatest single vineyard in Europe. The work took place at a frenetic pace; some 7,000 vines were planted daily in trellis instead of bush vines and spaced out at 3x2 metres, with a view towards using harvester machines from the outset.

 

 

Eventually, after several phases, the plantation exceeded a million vines and at a cost of 125 million pesetas (in the old currency). The winemaking, still small-scale, was initiated in the 80's.

 

After the acquisition of the winery by Bodegas y Bebidas in 1987, the company then went on to sell the vineyards in 1996 to a long-standing agricultural family company, SAT Anaypa, which since, has continued to invest in improving the vineyards, now 40 years old and in their prime of life as well as further restructuring and planting other varietals.

 

The winery itself was sold to the Domecp Group and then to Pernot-Ricard but eventually in 2010 SAT Anaypa managed to acquire the winery also and thus formed the equivalent of a chateau, a winery with its own mansion situated within its estate.