HEART OF RIOJA ORIENTAL
Our history begins in 1974 with the foundation of our mother company Viñedos de Alfaro S.A., set up by a group of wine-loving entrepreneurs. The plantation of 100 hectares of vineyards betwween the towns of Alfaro and Aldeanueva de Ebro starts to take place. Local varieties well adapted to the soils and terroir are selected, always with goal of producing top quality wines.
Over 30 years our grapes were used in the making of prestigious wines. In 2005 the property decides to write a new chapter with the construction of a winery in the middle of the vineyards and the making of its own wines. Since then, the whole production process is controlled by us, from the grape growing till the bottling, aiming to offer excellent wines that reflect the terroir of the area.
Since 2018 we are part of El Gaitero’s family.
Finished in 2008 and located in the middle of one of our estates, surrounded by vineyards. It is a modern and efficient building, with all the necessary equipment to produce top wines.
The wines are aged in our underground cellar that provides optimal temperature, humidity and airflow conditions.
In the last decade of the XIX century, three families embarked upon a pioneering actitivity: to produce, market and sell asturian cider both in Spain and abroad.
On May 24th 1890, the company Valle, Ballina y Fernández is set up. Throughout the years its brand El Gaitero expands and gains recognition worldwide while the company remains in family hands.
Since our creation, we have travelled with our asturian ciders all around the world. Cider still is our core product, but other apple-based ítems have been added to our catalogue, such as apple juices and sweets.
Recent portfolio extensions include ready meals based on traditional asturian recipes and premium nougats.
Our cider mil and the facilities at La Espuncia receive thousands of visitors every year, eager to learn more about our history, products and cider production process. Thanks to our in-house production, ancient recipes and a modern and efficient factory that has positioned us as a leader in the world of cider.