Map of the Designation of Origin Somontano in the community of Aragon
  • D.O. year of foundation

    D.O. year of foundation:

    1984

  • Number of wineries (2017)

    Number of wineries (2017):

    30

  • Total surface area

    Total surface area:

    4.040ha

  • Maximum production allowed

    Maximum production allowed:

    8.000kg/ha

  • Altitude of the vineyards

    Altitude of the vineyards:

    Min: 530m / Max: 1.000m

  • Temperature

    Temperature:

    Max: 26º / Min: -1º

  • Yearly hours of sun

    Yearly hours of sun:

    2.700

  • Yearly rainfall

    Yearly rainfall:

    500l/m2

Huesca

The province of Huesca, together with Teruel and Zaragoza, make up the autonomy of Aragón. Situated in the northeast of Spain, it is a mountainous area bordered by the French Pyrenees. It consists of 202 towns and 6 judicial districts.

HISTORY OF WINE

Although Aragon’s viticulture goes back to 500 B.C, it would be during the Middle Ages where it would experience a boost. The Cisterians and the Monastery of Santa María de Veruela are two key names which extended vine plantations over different areas of Huesca. The most important cultivation area is Somontano, a rural area which sits in the region with the same name, with Barbastro in the centre.

In the 19th century, they phylloxera plague in French vineyards provoked an increase in production in Huesca. Somontano gained recognition thanks to the constant work and good quality of its wines. Specifically, in the 60’s, the regional cooperative was born and took its first steps towards the Designation of Origin, which was approved in 1984. From this moment, investment in wineries grew.

WINES AND WINERIES

The Designation of Origin Somontano is found in Huesca, around which the Ruta del Vino is joined. The most highlighted wineries in Huesca are Bodegas Enate, Bodegas Blecua, Bodegas Viñas del Vero, Bodegas Sommos, Bodegas Ballabriga, Bodegas Laus, Bodegas Idrias, Bodegas Obergo, Bodegas Batán de Salas de Beroz, Bodegas Chesa, Bodegas Alodia, Bodegas Estada and Bodegas Aldahara.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Huesca is a mountainous province with great snowy landscapes near the Pyrenees. Areas such as the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park are declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. It also has famous ski resorts like Candanchú and Formigal. From a cultural aspect, it has local heritage areas like Jaca, Barbastro and San Juan de la Peña, as well as the old town of the city with the same name. The Camino de Santiago passes through Huesca and the Somontano Wine Route can be done.

Wineries and vineyards for sale in Huesca

 
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Winery with 52 hectares of vineyard located in the heart of D.O. Somontano, in the province of Huesca.

1,400,000 €
RMG V4052
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