The story of Viña Extremeñas begins a little over 100 years ago in the province of Extremadura, Spain.
Mr. Alfonso Iglesias Infante started this exceptional family business in the early 1900’s as founder of Grupo Alcoholes Iglesias. From the start he focused on developing his own vineyards and producing his own wines in the town of Almendralejo, the capital of an area known as Tierra de Barros. Later on he added aging cellars, which today are known as Bodegas Viña Extremeñas.
Today, the family business is well into its fourth generation of growing, producing and distributing its 12 distinct brands of wine to 57 countries. Viña Extremeñas now includes vineyards that grow the Tempranillo, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grape varieties, which combined produce some 8M liters per year. It also owns 3 aging cellars where wines undergo their “resting” process in 230-liter casks, handcrafted from American oak wood from Missouri and Ohio.
Over the past 25 years, Viña Extremeñas has been awarded numerous prestigious awards throughout the world, including Vinitaly (Italy), Challenge International du Vin (France), Vinoforum (Slovak Republic), Vinandino (Argentina), Mondial du Vin (Belgium), Séléctions Mondials Montréal (Canada), Vinovita (Croatia), International Wine and Spirit Competition (England), Cidade de Oporto (Portugal), and International Wine Challenge (England).