Vila Viniteca is a family business, established as a food and wine shop in downtown Barcelona in 1932, just two minutes walk from Santa Maria del Mar Basilica.
In the early '90s, co-owners Quim Vila and Francisco Marti decided to re-invigorate the business - giving it a real focus on wine (Francisco Marti was already experienced in the wine business as owner of the Ca N'Estruc etstate in Catalonia). In 2010, as the result of a joint-venture between Vila Viniteca and the team behind Comando G. (Fernando García and Daniel Gómez Jiménez-Landi) - the Uvas Felices (Happy Grapes) project was born.
They craft a range of intensely pure and expressive wines from old vine Garnacha (between 50 and 90 years old) in Cadalso de los Vidrios (Madrid). Here low-yielding vineyards skirt the high mountain forests in the Sierra de Gredos hills. The project also incorporates an Albariño produced in collaboration with Bodega Zárate in Rias Baixas.
Rias Baixas, Spain
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