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Bilbaínas

The winery "Bodegas Bilbaínas" is located in the city of Haro in the heart of the Spanish Rioja sub-area Rioja Alta, It was created in 1859 by the French wine company Savignon Frères & Cie. founded. It got its current name in 1901 when it was acquired by a group of entrepreneurs from the eponymous Bilbao. With the “Ederra Crianza” brand, the company became a royal supplier to the court in 1925. Finally, in 1997, the bodega of the Cava house Codorníu bought and subjected to a general overhaul from the vineyards to the winery. The oenologist José Hidalgo is responsible for the winemaking. The vineyards cover 256 hectares of vineyards, mainly planted with the Rioja standard varieties Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta, Graciano and Mazuelo. 19,000 oak barrels are available for expansion. The product range includes the brands "La Vicalanda", "Vendimia Especial", "Viña Pomal" and "Viña Zaco". Winston Churchill (1874-1965) and Salvador Dali (1904-1989) were allegedly lovers of the “Viña Pomal”. A cava (sparkling wine) called "Royal Carlton" is also produced. Around 200,000 boxes (2.4 million bottles) of wine are produced annually.

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