A prized winemaking region since the Roman era, Cariñena is the heart of Aragon in northeast Spain, bordered by France to the north, and Catalunya to the east. In 1415, King Ferdinand I of Aragon proclaimed his preference for wines from Cariñena over all others. This is the magic of D.O.P. Cariñena.

50 BC Romans establish the villa of Carae, later called Cariñena.
1415 By royal proclamation, King Ferdinand I of Aragon declares a preference for Cariñena wines “above all others.”
1585 King Philip II of Spain is welcomed to Cariñena with “free-flowing fountains of wine.”
1696 Quality controls initiated in Cariñena. Growers adopt The Statute of the Vine to monitor yield and designated vineyard areas.
1863 Phylloxera begins in Europe. Within 20 years, nearly 90% of European vineyards are decimated. Largely unaffected, Cariñena emerges as a destination for vintners in refuge.
1909 King Alfonso XIII of Spain awards Cariñena a city charter for their growers’ role in helping European vineyards recover from the phylloxera blight.
1932 Cariñena is the second wine region in Spain named an official “Denomination of Origin.”
1944 Bodegas San Valero is established.
1953 Bodegas Paniza is established.
1997 Grandes Vinos y Viñedos is established.
2012 Cariñena launches the “Vinos de Piedras” (or “Wines from Stone”) awareness campaign. Export demand reaches an all-time high, with 15% growth to 48 countries.
2015 Garnacha made in the style of Cariñena is named “The Next Great Grape.”