2019 Harvest at CVNE

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A high-quality harvest for Imperial,
Viña Real and Contino in Rioja



"2019 has been a good vintage in Rioja, a slight drop
in quantity compared to 2018, but of very high quality
", according to María Larrea, our technical director.

Optimal conditions in the vineyards were already indications of an excellent harvest to come. However, In mid-September a few heavy showers threatened to affect the quality and quantity of grapes, and we even feared outbreaks of botrytis. But at the end we were lucky enough and this threat was vanished".

As far as Viñedos del Contino is concerned, we had a less vigorous harvest than last year, with less compact clusters and smaller grapes. All that, as well as the perfect health of the vineyard, has led us to qualify the year as excellent, and possibly memorable in the history of our wines, with magnificent tannins, high aromatic potential and great ageing capacity.

Let's keep paying attention during fermentations,
as well as barrel ageing.

Follow our social media to keep up.

Facebook: Bodega.CVNE
Instagram: CVNEvino
Twitter: CVNE

Would you like to visit our wineries?  CLICK HERE





Three funny recipes for Halloween

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Let's get ready for Halloween with these 3 easy recipes.


Already traditional all over the world, Halloween is a nice chance to enjoy a different night with some tasty food.

Three recipes, useful tricks and a final suggestion.


- Witches' brooms:

Very easy, original starter.

Ingredients: bread sticks, cheese and chive.
Step by step: cut the cheese slices and surround the bread sticks. We suggest to use gouda, emmental or textured cheese so it doesn't bend too much. Trick: use chive to tie the cheese to the bread sticks, it will look very realistic.

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- Nachos on pumpkin's head:

Classic for Halloween.

Ingredients: American pumpkin, guacamole or cheese and nachos.
Step by step: first of all, decorate the pumpkin so that it looks like the typical creepy head from the movies. Slice the upper part so it will allows us to empty and start with the face. Trick: first draw the eyes and mouth with a pencil before start trimming. Carefully, put the guacamole in a bowl and include it in the head. Ingredients for guacamole: avocado, tomato, lime and coriander). 

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- Spider eggs:

Creepy, tasty and very simple.

Ingredients: Eggs, tuna, mayonnaise and black olives.
Step by step: boil the eggs and once cold, cut in half. Separate the yolk and reserve it in a bowl. Add tuna and mayonnaise and mix it well. Fill the eggs with this mixture. Cut the black olives in the shape of spiders and place the bodies and legs as seen in the picture. Trick: varnish with olive oil so it doesn't rust too much if you are not going to seve at the moment.

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* Final suggestion:

There is no Halloween party which doesn't require a nice wine to check the following two boxes: to be versatile and everyone likes it. We are clear on this. The Halloween wine is Viña Real. Red and black berries, fresh and silky on the palate. Guaranteed success.

Where to find it? Click here.

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CVNE sortea tres lotes de botellas entre los participantes en el concurso Fotomatón de Cune.



En CVNE cumplimos 140 años y hemos preparado un Fotomatón para que personalices tu botella de Cune con tu foto. Del 31 de octubre al 11 de noviembre lo tendrás disponible en La Vaguada (Madrid). Pásate y llévate tu botella personalizada.

Es muy sencillo participar en el sorteo, sólo debes seguir estos pasos:

- Sube una foto de tu botella personalizada a Instagram, Facebook o Twitter con el hastag #PersonalizaTuCune
- Sigue y nombra a @Cvnevino en tu publicación de Instagram / @bodega.cvne en Facebook / @Cvne en Twitter
- Etiqueta a 3 amigos en la publicación

Se sorteará un lote de botellas en cada una de las redes, así que puedes participar en las tres para tener más probabilidades.


Personaliza tu Cune, llévate una botella única y gana un lote de botellas CUNE


El ganador del concurso (la imagen con más likes) se anunciará el día 18 de noviembre en cada red social.

Best plan: harvest time!

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Nice weather, beautiful landscape, harvest...
Everything is telling you
in October

Harvest began in September and it will last until the end of October. This is a golden oportunity to come by Rioja and enjoy the wine culture in the best season. It's only once a year so don't miss it out. Oh, and children can play at the toy library while parents are visiting the winery and tasting the wines.

Nights are cooler, but days are still warm. Riojan landscape change colors and looks impressively gorgeous. Green leaves turn yellow, orange and even red and purple. Only one month, but it's the best one. Sunsets are so romantic and create sweet memories. Besides, architecture looks brighter since wine and art are getting closer these days. Great wineries found out how to blend these two, enjoy them now.

Book a tour in a centenary winery (CVNE)

Book a tour in an avant-garde winery (VIÑA REAL)

Tours, wine tastings, even fancy gastronomy with up to 4 Michelin Star Restaurants in Rioja. Many perks, but one overall: in this region it's possible to enjoy nature, historic culture and intense tasty food in a few hours. Magic!
Keep calm, no rush. Plan your trip to Rioja.

Have a Typical Riojan Lunch

Book a Picnic at the Vineyards

Photography aficionados, food lovers and wine enthusiasts, October is your best plan. Take a break, enjoy Rioja.

Do you want to know more about wines?

Book an Introduction to the WineTasting Course







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