Viñas del Vero (named for the river Vero) is located in the Somontano region of North Eastern Spain in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The region is an undiscovered corner of Spain with stunning nature; an arid land where olive and almond trees grow amongst the vines; and tiny villages that date from the Middle Ages.
Somontano is exceptional for both its heritage and its rich natural environment. A small Denomination of Origin with just 4,188 hectares of vineyards, it is innovative and dynamic. The undulating landscape of the region comprising different soil types, the influence of the Vero river, the continental climate with cold winters and hot summers, and an annual average rainfall of 600mm make this an ideal area for growing vines.
Viñas del Vero manages or owns 1062 hectares of vineyards, and all production is controlled at the source. The vineyards are divided into 16 different pagos planted with the grape variety best suited to the site’s soil and its particular microclimate. International varieties grow alongside indigenous varieties as part of the commitment to recovering varieties traditional to Somontano.
Secastilla is a hidden valley which boasts hundred year old Garnacha vines and which was discovered by Viñas del Vero. The name of the valley, Secastilla, refers to the 7 castles (Septum Castella) which overlook the valley. Committed to the traditional Aragón variety, Garnacha, Viñas dle Vero is producing a wine from 100 year old vines while also investing in new plantings in this unique enclave.