Called "the promised land" by Voltaire, Cariñena, with 2,000 years of history at its back, became one of the first PDOs in Spain in 1932. The emblematic Grenache and Cariñena are native varieties, the latter the only grape in the world that takes the name of its city of birth and shares it with a Designation of Origin. The Cariñena PDO extends across14 municipalities, with over 14,000 hectares of vineyards lying between 400 and 850 metres above sea level.
“El Vino de las Piedras", the successful brand with which the production of the Cariñena PDO is known, highlights one of the reasons for its excellence and uniqueness: the cool, rugged land, where the grapes ripen to be concentrated, intense and much more aromatic. The range of terrains and altitudes also allows the most to be obtained from each variety, to the extent that the same grape can offer wines with different profiles. In an ongoing search for excellence, the winegrowers and winemakers of the DO work to offer the best product and respond to consumer demands, combining modernity and innovation with the tradition of a region which is synonymous with wine. Environmental care and sustainability are hallmarks of the modern Cariñena wine, with practices including replacing insecticides with ecological techniques, tailored harvesting and the latest advances in winemaking. The Cariñena Designation has undergone a great transformation in recent years, something that has been recognised in all the international markets. The quality of the award-winning Las Piedras wines is guaranteed and endorsed year-in year-out. Present in over 50 countries around the world, most of its production is marketed abroad. This region is, after all, the sixth highest in terms of exports. Cariñena PDO: a land where wine is past, present and future.