In 1879 Vinos del Bierzo, making our Vinidus wines, made the first wines. This makes it not only the oldest active winery in the Bierzo wine region but also one of the oldest in Spain.
The foundation was laid in the 19th century by Antonio Guerra. This former apothecary was later known as a visionary who was far ahead of his time and understood wine making in the Bierzo region like no other. He brought the region innovative viticulture techniques that fit better with the old vineyards along the pilgrim route, on the way to Santiago de Compostela.
Bierzo is a Denominación de Origen (DO) in the northwest of Spain in the province of Castilla y Leon. Under the influence of winemakers such as Raul Perez and Alvaro Palacios, the area has become a well-known name in Spain and abroad for the last 10 years. It is considered one of the most interesting wine regions of Spain, full of original grape varieties, old vines and fine wines.
The majority of the vineyards in Bierzo are planted with the Mencia grape variety for the red wines and Doña Blanca, Godello, Palomino and Malvasia for the white wines. The average age of the vines is over 50 years. These old vines give lower yields and grapes that are more concentrated in taste, making delicious, seductive wines.