Abbreviation and common name for the Spanish winery "Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España" in the sub-area Rioja Alta
of the Rioja area. It was founded in 1879 by the two brothers Raimundo and Eusebio Real de Asúa together with Isidro Corcuera Cinco. It is still owned by the family in its fifth generation today. The winery is one of the legendary producers of extremely long-lived Rioja, which are 30 years or longer. Until the 1930s nearly 100% of the production was exported. Its own vineyards cover 520 hectares, which provide two-thirds of the grapes for the red Rioja. The remaining amount comes from contract areas.
The product range includes the red Rioja brands "Cune", "Graciano" (Tempranillo varietal), "Viña Real" and the flagship "Imperial", as well as the white Rioja "Monopole". In 1989, 15 million euros were invested in new cellars with 40 large stainless steel tanks. The total capacity in the tanks is 17 million liters and in the cellars are 22,000 oak barrels for barrique expansion. Every year around 5.4 million bottles (450,000 boxes) of wine are produced, of which about 15% are exported. The winery Viñedos del Contino
in Rioja Alavesa is a subsidiary.