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History of Rioja winery, Contino by CVNE

Contino winery in Rioja, Spain

In 1973, Contino (owned by CVNE Vino) was recognized as the first 'chateau' style winery of Rioja, Spain with roots dating back to the 16th century.

“Contino” refers to the officer in charge of a guard corps of 100 soldiers protecting the royal family "de contino" or "continuously" from the time of the Catholic Monarchs onwards.

Tradition tells us that Saint Gregory, the patron saint of vineyards, passed through the lands of this same Rioja property, giving rise to the use of his figure in the logo of this winery, and to the use of his name for some of the plots now planted with vines.

Contino winery building in Rioja, Spain

The wine produced on this property, fruity and elegant, is heir to the best Rioja tradition. Contino wines provide a great combination of soils, Atlantic-Mediterranean climate and technique which has contributed to the winery becoming a well-known name around the world.


Taste their 2016 Contino Reserva (97 points James Suckling) here.

Read more about Contino winery on CVNE's website

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