The C.V.N.E. Company, or to give it its full name, Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) was established on the 24th of March 1879 in Haro, Rioja. Set up by two brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa, their aim was to capitalise on the flourishing new trade in wine. C.V.N.E. is based in Haro’s traditional Barrio de la Estación district, in the heart of the Rioja wine region.

Historically, some of the oldest wineries of Rioja Alta established themselves here in order to benefit from the ease of transport via rail to the port of Bilbao, the most efficient form of transport in those days. Fast forward to today and C.V.N.E now own 8 different wine brands from across the north of Spain including one in Penèdes producing quality Cava.

Cune Wine Rioja Crianza

C.V.N.E. has a clear philosophy of a constant quest for quality, the respect for tradition and the commitment to innovate. C.V.N.E. is a great believer in the importance of viticulture, farming nearly half of their Rioja red grape needs. The remainder is purchased from long-term growers in Rioja.

In 2006 C.V.N.E. initiated a bold experiment, planting double the density of vines per hectare in order to reduce the yield and increase quality.

Cune Wine Vineyard

My ancestors worried about one thing only: making the best possible wine. I have added another concern to this (very short) list: to make our wines known across the world.

Victor Urrutia

C.E.O. of C.V.N.E.