Bela is a homage to the founders of CVNE expressed through an exceptional winery and vineyards. All this makes it a unique place for the production and ageing of the most special Ribera del Duero wines.
Bela was founded in 2017 in Villalba de Duero, when CVNE embarked on a new venture in Ribera del Duero, focusing on estate vineyards located in several villages within the region.
The result is a state-of-the-art winery, boasting a beautiful wood and glass design, perched majestically among the plains of the Ribera del Duero region. Immense wooden pillars frame the more than 6,000-m² winery, which features an underground 10,000-barrel capacity cellar, fermentation area, and tasting room. Visitors are welcomed at the entrance by a terrace and a living green roof. The winery is surrounded by 74 hectares of vineyards.
This is a fresh expression of the CVNE model, based on quality, artisanal and traditional winemaking methods, and a unique setting for wine tourism situated in the middle of the Ribera del Duero wine region.
This winery is a homage to the ancestors of the CVNE family. The winery was named in honour of Sofia, daughter of Eusebio Real de Asúa, co-founder of the winery in 1879, and in turn great-grandmother of the current managers. She was known in family circles as Bela. In fact, the three stars adorning the wine labels stand for Bela and her siblings, Áurea Minerva and Ramón.
Our goal is to understand the terroir we own and produce characterful wines with a fine style of Ribera del Duero
Looking after, learning about and understanding our vineyards enables us to create unique wines. Ribera del Duero vineyards by nature produce powerful wines, which we want to transform into elegant and fine wines.
These wines also pay homage to the family’s ancestors, as reflected in the name of each label.
Finca Vallejo is a tribute to the founding family of CVNE and the importance of the vineyard. The family, much like the vineyard, has stood the test of time.
Bela is produced from 74 hectares of vineyards in Villalba de Duero. The wine is named after Sofía Real de Asúa, the daughter of one of the two founding brothers of CVNE, known as Bela. The label is a remake of an old CVNE Monopole label from the early 20th century.
Arano is made from grapes grown in the Moradillo de Roa vineyards, which are prized in the local area for their quality. The name is also a homage to the family. Eusebio had a son called Ramón, and his mother’s surname was Arano, hence the name of this fruity and special wine.
With the help of María Larrea, technical director of CVNE, the team has succeeded in creating wines that combine the roundness, balance and history of the iconic Designation of Origin Ribera del Duero wine region with the proven expertise, tradition and innovation that characterise CVNE. Ultimately, these wines combine the elegance of Rioja with the unique terroir of Ribera del Duero.