Campo Viejo Wines
Jose Ortigüela founded a small winery in Rioja in 1959.
Its name came as a reminder of the land in "El Villar de Arnedo" where he had spent his childhood: the "Campo Viejo". Jose's dream, which the company share today, was to create quality Rioja that is perfect for enjoying with friends. In 1961 they launched the 'Rioja bottle', which would become synonymous with Rioja wines in the years to come. Campo Viejo showed more faith in this icon than most other Rioja wineries, using it until the 1990s.
In 1971 they began bottling our wine and distributing it in stores throughout Spain to make wine more accessible. As a result, Campo Viejo became so popular that you could order 'un campito' in any bar during the '70s and you'd be served a glass of Campo Viejo.In 1973, a simple idea allowed the winery to store their bottles lying down in boxes - a system that ensures maximum quality for the consumer by preventing any possible oxidation as the wine is in constant contact with the cork. This simple innovation made Campo Viejo the first brand to continue the aging process until the moment of consumption.
After establishing themselves as the leading Rioja brand, Camp Viejo began to gain recognition at the most important fairs worldwide. Their first big award was a gold medal in Vinexpo for the Gran Reserva 1978, which helped to put Rioja wines on the map. With a new winery unveiled in 2003,Camp Viejo have continued to produce their award winning wines to this very day.Read More