Bodegas Covila was founded in 1989 by a group
of 60 vine growers in Lapuebla de Labarca, Rioja Alavesa, one of the main areas
of Rioja Denominación de Origen Calificada. The fact that our partners own at
the same time an important amount of vineyards –some 250 hectares or 1.5
million kilograms of grapes- allows us to produce wine mainly from our own
grapes. Thus we are able to guarantee our quality from the grape growing to the
wine making and ageing.
Located in a short distance from our vineyards,
our facilities are furnished with the latest technologies in order to ensure
that all the steps in production are developed under optimum conditions. At
present, we have 2 wine making rooms, fully equipped with controlled
temperature stainless steal vats with a total capacity of 3 million litres. We
employ the two main fermentation procedures for red wines: “carbonic
maceration” and “de-stemmed grape maceration”, so that we can produce high
quality young wines as well as oak aged crianzas reserves and gran reserves. We
also produce rosé and white wines made under controlled fermentation
Our facilities also include an oak barrel
ageing warehouse, where there are 2,000 American oak barrels and with a further
capacity of over 100,000 bottles in bottle racks.
Our products are currently nation wide
distributed in the Spanish market and with a growing share in export sales. Our
wines are sold in most of the EU countries, though we are looking forward to
increase our sale network on these countries and some others.
We have a wide product
portfolio completely market oriented and following most of our customer
demands. At present, our product range includes Young wines (red / white /
rosé), barrel aged young wines (red / white barrel fermented *), and red oak
aged wines (crianza and reserva). Our main brand names are “Covila”, “Viña
Guria”, “Mesa Mayor” , “Pagos de Labarca”, "Finca Labarca" and "Adivino"