Viñas del Vero
Viñas del Vero takes its name from a river, the Vero, that flows through the Somontano region and is famous for its ravines, gorges and canyons. The Viñas del Vero winery was set up in Somontano at the end of 1986 through the acquisition of 550 hectares of land in Barbastro and other nearby villages. In 1987 the land began to be replanted with grape varieties traditionally grown in the region (Tempranillo, Moristel, Garnacha and Macabeo), along with others of different origins (Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir).
The winery’s first wines were released onto the market in the spring of 1990 and had been made in an experimental winery in Salas Bajas. In 1987 the company bought the “San Marcos” estate as the site for a new winery it was to build and that opened in July 1993. This is where the entire production process for making the Viñas del Vero wines takes place, from selecting the grapes to ageing and bottling. In 2008 Viñas del Vero joined the González Byass Wine Portfolio.
The volume and quality of the wines it produces means that Viñas del Vero is currently the Somontano D.O.’s leading winery. The company is one of Spain’s largest vineyard owners, whilst the technology used in the winery and the style of the wines it produces make it a benchmark for the rest.