The Aragon region of Spain is filled with castles, cathedrals, monasteries, and UNESCO World Heritage sites dotting the Pyrenees foothills and the bustling city of Zaragoza.

In addition to being a major cultural and agricultural powerhouse, Aragon’s vineyards are renowned not only for their Tempranillo but for increasing Garnacha’s popularity.

Cariñena Vineyards

This is the land where Garnacha cultivation began in Roman times yet was under siege by market forces until the 1990s when Aragon vineyards banded together forming the five Designations of Origin (DOs) of Somontano, Campo de Borja, Cari?ena, Calatayud and Terra Alta. Tired of watching French vintners growing their namesake heritage grapes for prestigious labels likeGigondas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and Vacqueyras, they developed a plan to reclaim their heritage.

 

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