Abbreviation and usual name for the Spanish winery "Compañia 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. The winery is one of the legendary producers of extremely long-lived Riojas that have a shelf life of 30 years and more. Almost 100% of production was exported until the 1930s. The company's own vineyards cover 520 hectares, which supply 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" (from Tempranillo), "Viña Real" and the flagship "Imperial", as well as the white Rioja "Monopole". In 1989, 15 million euros were invested in new cellar facilities with 40 large stainless steel tanks. The total capacity in the tanks is 17 million liters and in the wineries there are 22,000 oak barrels for the barrel expansion. Around 5.4 million bottles (450,000 boxes) of wine are produced annually, of which around 15% are exported. The winery Viñedos del Contino
in Rioja Alavesa is a subsidiary.