DO Bierzo

Castile and León (Spain)


Introduced by the Romans and extended by the medieval monasteries of Cistercian monks, vine cultivation and wine production in the Bierzo region have undergone in recent years a wine-growing revolution that has placed its output on the world map of great wines

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The main factor behind this success is the area’s indigenous variety, the Mencía, a red grape producing wines that are well-structured, meaty, silky smooth and elegant - characteristics that have satisfied even the most demanding palates and help to make the future look very bright indeed.

Another important factor is its geographical situation. Located in the north-west of Castilla-León and bordering Galicia, Bierzo boasts a special microclimate. Shelter is provided by the León Mountains and the Cordillera Cantábrica which protect the area from the damp Atlantic winds, and the lack of rainfall typical of Castilla helps the grapes to ripen fully.


  • Year when the denomination was created: 1989
  • Number of producers: 77
  • Area under vines: 2954.28 ha.

Regulatory Council


c/ Mencía, 1
24540 Cacabelos
+34 987 549 408

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About Vinissimus

Toni Vicens
* Toni Vicens, Fundador

In 2005 Toni Vicens, a wine enthusiast and keen web programmer, set up Vinissimus with barely 100 wines in the catalogue.

Today, after more than a million bottles of wine sold, 80,000 orders processed and 102,000 clients all over Europe, Vinissimus operates sites in 5 countries, has 6,800 listed references and is the leader in online sales of Spanish wine in Europe.

At Vinissimus we take great care over each order to make sure that all goes to plan and that our customers receive their wines as soon as possible. Our own in-house technology for handling orders and our personal approach towards customer service work in tandem to provide total satisfaction.

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If one of our products arrives in poor condition or you are simply not satisfied with it, you can return it to us with peace of mind. If a bottle breaks during transit, Vinissimus will ensure that another one is sent out to you.

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Orders for the Spanish mainland are delivered within 2 to 3 working days of being placed. For the Balearic Islands, the delivery time is 3-4 days, and between 4 to 6 days for most destinations in other European countries. If the wine is in stock and the order is placed before 1pm Spanish time, it can be delivered to you in the UK 4 days later.

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Toni Vicens,
Founder of Vinissimus
tvicens@vinissimus.com