The history of Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España began back in 1879 at this winery in Barrio de la Estación train station in the town of Haro. Over more than 140 years, the winery has continued to grow around the Aldea del Vino (Wine Village), a sunny courtyard flanked by unique stone buildings with ceramic tile roofs, which has become the central hub of CVNE.
The first wine produced by CVNE took the name of the company’s initials. However, a simple and fortunate spelling error, confusing the V with a U, led to the creation of the iconic Cune brand, now the leading wine on the national market. The winery expanded its facilities in 2019, coinciding with its 140th anniversary and marking its continued commitment to producing the finest quality white, rosé and gran reserva wines.
Vinification takes place in ‘El Pilar’, the first winemaking facility in Spain to use gravity-led processes to transport must in 1989. CVNE was a pioneer in this concept, which has now been adopted by numerous wineries.
Cune wines have been produced every year since the company’s inception, with the ongoing aim of producing a classic Rioja Alta wine: fine, with a long finish.