About the winery
Viñas del Vero owes its name to a river of the Somontano district, at the foot of the Pyrenees, famed for its gullies, canyons and ravines. The company Viñas del Vero, S.A. was set up in Somontano at the end of 1986 following the acquisition of 550 hectares of land in Barbastro and other nearby villages. In 1987 work began to replant the land with vines of the traditional regional varieties (Tempranillo, Moristel, Garnacha and Macabeo), along with those from other sources (Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir).
The winery's first wines reached the market in the Spring of 1990, and were produced in an experimental winery in Salas Bajas. In 1987 the company had acquired the "San Marcos" estate as the site for the new winery, which opened in July 1993. It is the centre for the entire process of producing the Viñas del Vero wines, from selection of the grape harvest to ageing and bottling. The winery has a capacity of 70,000 hectolitres, with 250 stainless steel tanks and 8,000 French and American oak barrels.
10 years have been enough for Viñas del Vero, the leader winery in the D.O. Somontano whose first wines were released in 1990, to give birth to one of its more desired projects: a winery for the crafting of its wine of the highest standard, Blecua, whose doors were opened for the first time in July 2000.