DATE 20 February, 2018

Rioja 2018 by Tim Atkin

Tim Atkin places Contino in First Growths and CVNE/Viña Real in the Second Growths of his classification, and awards 98 points to Viña del Olivo 2015.

DATE 19 September, 2017

El legado de ‘El Brujo’ de los vinos

Su intuición y su talento como alquimista le otorgaron un apodo, ‘El Brujo’, y ayudaron a construir una leyenda. El enólogo Ezequiel García, fallecido el pasado agosto, a los 86 años, había regresado hace apenas dos años a la bodega para dar nueva vida al vino que le hizo famoso en los sesenta, el Monopole. Esta es la historia de su última obra.

DATE 5 July, 2017

Chandra Kurt’s wein sellar – Monopole Clásico 2014

Some years ago, during a tasting at our winery, a participant asked about our old style Monopole. This wine had a lengthy barrel ageing in old oak and a profile contrary to the modern, fruity whites made mostly everywhere nowadays.

DATE 9 March, 2017

The Norwegian success of Contino

Etter at en kunde ikke hentet sine 1200 spesialtappede flasker, sendte vinmaker Jesus de Madrazo disse flaskene til Norge, og det til halve prisen.

DATE 3 March, 2017

Best wines of 2016 – From Decanter experts

Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW
95. CVNE, Imperial Gran Reserva, Rioja (2009)
Berry Bros & Rudd, Hailsham Cellar, Hedonism, Noble Green, Tanners, Whole Foods
Enticing nose of dark chocolate, liquorice and baked blackberries, refined by smoky oak. The palate is rich and complex with powerful black and red fruit, seductive cinnamon and clove with leather and chocolate on the finish.

DATE 26 October, 2016

Viña Real: Special Award of Merit Accessibility in Tourism

Our Viña Real Winery, based at Laguardia, which was pioneer on betting on building accessible wineries to people with disabilities, has achieved the Special Award of Merit Accessibility in Wine Tourism by ACEVIN.

DATE 3 August, 2016

All our CUNE wines: +90 points Wine Spectator

All our wines CUNE are above 90 points Wine Spectator after the latest data published by the magazine in its summer 2016 edition.

DATE 3 August, 2016

Contino Blanco: 91 points Decanter

Contino 2014 White by Jesus Madrazo has received 91 points by English magazine, Decanter.

DATE 3 August, 2016

Cune Reserva: Golden Glass Competition Iceland

Our wine Cune Reserva achieved the Golden Glass Competition last summer at Iceland.

DATE 3 August, 2016

Contino Garnacha: 90 points by Wine Enthusiast

Our 100% Red grenache by winemaker Jesus de Madrazo achieved 90 points by Wine Enthusiast- Ruby Red, despite its long aging it has no oxidative hue, frank nose, very intense varietal with hints from floral (roses) to fruit (strawberries, cherries) and spices (black pepper), smart mouth , tasty and very nerve length. Good finish.



Michael Schachner, editor of Wine Enthusiast magazine, commitmenthighlighted the acidity, minerality and finesse of the wine, suitable for consumption today and in 2019.



DATE 3 August, 2016

CVNE: Gold Medal Berliner Wine Trophy

Two of our Reserve wines achieved the Golden Berlin Wine Trophy Award!

DATE 3 August, 2016

Victor Urrutia, our CEO, at Wine Enthusiast

The prestigious Wine Enthusiast magazine dedicated an article to our CEO, Victor Urrutia, fifth generation of the Real de Asúa, founding family of the winery.

DATE 27 July, 2016

White and Rosés became trendy!

The trend is clear: white and rosé wines  – specially during the summer time – are becaming a MUST everywhere!

DATE 27 July, 2016

Viña Real Old Vintages by James Suckling

Old vintages of Viña Real (1949 and 1952) received 99 and 97 points respectively by prestigious critic James Suckling.

DATE 4 April, 2016

Japan Women ‘s Wine Awards 2016

On April 17th we received the Sakura, Japan Women ‘s Wine Awards 2016 at the Press Association of Madrid in an event organized by the Chamber of Japanese Trade

DATE 4 April, 2016

Best Rioja Red Wines by Decanter

Prestigious British magazine Decanter selects four of our current vintages among the 50 best – buy top reds of Rioja

DATE 30 November, 2015

Art and Wine

In 2014 CVNE started an annual exhibition programme that has focussed on contemporary sculpture.  This series of monographic shows presents pieces made by recognised artists in the winery’s centenary cellar.



DATE 6 November, 2015

Real de Asúa 2010, Top 100 Cellar Selection of 2015 Wine Enthusiast

Real de Asúa 2010, #29. Only 4 Spanish wines.

DATE 27 October, 2015

Jesus Madrazo and Tom Mathews and introduction to Contino

What does each grape variety contribute to Rioja’s red blends? What is Graciano like when bottled solo? Join Thomas Matthews and winemaker Jesús Madrazo of Contino as they talk Rioja, grape varieties, wine styles, climate and history. See video

DATE 22 October, 2015

CVNE, Top 100 wineries

We are in luck ! CVNE has been chosen among 100 best wineries in the world , according to the ranking of the publication American “Wine & Spirits Magazine”.

DATE 12 August, 2015

Imperial, Best Wine of Year 2013. El País Semanal

Cune Imperial Gran Reserva 2004, Best Wine of 2013 by Wine Spectator, at Magazine El País Semanal. Sunday November 16th.

DATE 11 August, 2015

Monopole, #64 Wine Spectator Top 100!

Wine Spectator Top 100 Selection rated Cune Rioja Blanco Monopole 2013 Rank #64 with 90 points; Unique – White Spanish wine of the list!

DATE 11 August, 2015

Cvne at Decanter – Decemeber 2014 

135 years of CVNE – history at prestigious British Magazine, Decanter – December 2014. “This Rioja stalwart has remained true to its heritage while still moving with the times”, says John Stimpfig, Editorial Content Director.

DATE 11 August, 2015

Victor Urrutia, CEO CVNE, & Levi Dalton 

CVNE CEO, Victor Urrutia Ybarra, visited Show I`ll drink to That hosted by famous Levi Dalton.

DATE 11 August, 2015

Cune Blanco Barrel Fermented 2013: Wine of the Week

Our wine Cune 2013 Barrel Fermented White has been selected as Wine of the week by prestigious British journalist, Jancis Robinson

DATE 11 August, 2015

Cune Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva #1 2004 by Wine Spectator

Victor Urrutia, CEO CVNE, accepted #1 Top Wine Of the Year Award by prestigious magazine Wine Spectator last 18th october at New York. Top honor to a Spanish Wine for the first time

DATE 11 August, 2015

Cvne and Viña Real: Best Of Wine Tourism Winners 2015

CVNE Haro and VIña Real Laguardia wineries have received Special Mention Award Best of Tourism, which is presented annually in the Bilbao – Rioja region, for its history and dedication on behalf of the wine culture and art in the business.

DATE 11 August, 2015

Contino Blanco 2011 Rated 96 Points- Decanter

Prestigious magazine Decanter rated Contino among the best white wines from Spain

DATE 11 August, 2015

10 Things every wine lover should know about CVNE by Tim Atkin MW

Article published in

DATE 11 August, 2015

Recipes with Star: Tomato & Anchovy for summer time. By Ignacio Echapresto, 1 Michelin Star.

Ignacio Echapresto teaches us how to prepare an elegant and fresh – tomato salad with smoked anchovy. A good idea for nice weather, perfect to pair with our Cune Rosé and White Monopole.

DATE 11 August, 2015

DWWA 2014 Regional Trophy

Imperial continues to delight the palates of wine lovers after almost 100 years of life. After having achieved Wine of the Year 2013 award by Wine Spectar now its the Decanter World Wine Awards, who have recognized the quality of this wine.


DATE 11 August, 2015

Cune Winery features Eduardo Chillida Exhibit

Cune, leading producer of Spanish wines from Rioja, will host ‘Chillida. The wind we do not see’ by world-renowned sculptor, Eduardo Chillida at the Cune Winery in Haro, Rioja from April 9 to September 30, 2014.

DATE 11 August, 2015

Cune Reserva 2009, 91 points Guía Peñín.

Our 2009 vintage of Cune Reserva, currently on the market, has 91 points Penin Guide and 91 points Wine Spectator. Find some info about this new product!

DATE 11 August, 2015

Viña Real achieves Special mention for Innovation, Quality and Sustainable Development Awards

Viña Real achieves Special mention for Innovation, Quality and Sustainable Development Awards at Spanish Association of te Wine’a Cities (ACEVIN) Contest.

DATE 11 August, 2015

 Wine Advocate Ratings 2013

All red – CVNE wines above 90 points Parker

DATE 11 August, 2015

CVNE achieves the Q mark for Spanish Tourist Quality

CVNE is the first centenary winery in La Rioja to achieve this recognition Q Quality. Q mark for Spanich Tourist Quality provides the unique quality – mark granted by the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality (ICTE).

DATE 11 August, 2015

Imperial Gran Reserva 04, 1st Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator

CVNE makes history thanks to Imperial, the winery’s flagship brand.

Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 has been ranked 1ST in the Top 100 Wine 2013 by Wine spectator. This is the first time a Spanish winery achieves such award.

DATE 11 August, 2015

CVNE becomes the first winery to achieve double environmental footprint in Spain

Cvne is the first winery in Spain to achieve the double Environmental Footprint
(Carbon and Water). This double Footprint helps to verify the greenhouse gas emissions as well as the
direct and indirect consumption of water. The certification has been done according to a C2G (Cradle to Gate) approach. This starts with the growing of the raw materials and goes up to the first step of
distribution.  The double Environmental Footprint has been achieved for the Cune Crianza wine.

DATE 11 August, 2015

CVNE among the top 100 wineries according Wines & Spirits

CVNE among the top 100 wineries in the world. Two Rioja wineries – in a total of eight Spanish – are listed this year among the hundred best of 2013 in the ranking compiled by Wine Spirits magazine to mark the tenth anniversary of its awards ‘Top 100 Tasting Event’.

DATE 28 July, 2015

Unique Wine – Event: La Cata del Barrio de la Estación

A magical journey to the golden mile of Rioja wine. Next Sept 19th! Limited places.

DATE 28 July, 2015

Summer 2015 – Wine Ratings

Our wines continue to receive high scores in the international wine business: our Cune Rosado 2014, perfect wine for this really – hot summer, achieved 90 points from Wine Spectator  and James Suckling’s report highlighted one of our more special wines, Contino Gran Reserva 2007, with 98 points.

DATE 23 June, 2015

Our white brand, Monopole, is 100 years!

Monopole,  Spain’s oldest white wine, has been produced since 1915 from the native Rioja Viura grape variety and celebrates 100 years with us!

DATE 25 May, 2015

2 of our wines rated with maximum: 100 Parker – Points!

Corona 1939 and 1959 Vina Real  Gran Reserva achieved maximim recognition 100 points, perfect score from the world’s most influential wine critic, Robert Parker!

DATE 25 May, 2015

Special Wine Advocate article: Viña Real Vertical Tasting 1933 – 2004

Vertical / Retrospective Tasting of the Year: a great vertical of CVNE’s Viña Real, one of the most consistent historical reds from Rioja! Special article by Luis Gutiérrez, at Wine Advocate.

DATE 26 March, 2015

Our wines keep achieving best ratings! We are proud to announce that our wines keep achieving high ratings from most prestigious magazines: Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast!

DATE 17 March, 2015

CVNE Winery Features Exhibition of Cristina Iglesias’s Work

Last year CVNE, located in the town of Haro in La Rioja, featured an exhibition of the work of renowned Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida. This year, it will be the work of Cristina Iglesias that will be on display at our iconic Rioja winery, starting on March 27th, 2015.