After 45 years in the wine sector, BODEGAS MASAVEU has become a leading brand with five wineries distributed in premium designations of origin around the country, crafting limited, sustainable, and, above all, excellent wines. The company currently produces almost one million bottles of wine, owns 440 hectares of vineyards and is present in 45 countries.
Bodegas Masaveu boasts proven winemaking expertise and the latest management methods, and only chooses premium Spanish wine regions for expansion. Focus is placed on creating both outstanding wines and wineries and entering new markets.
The Company takes an artistic approach to winemaking, they believe that exceptional wine is like a Masterpiece, crafted using two basic elements: great raw material (soil and grapes) and great winemaking or, in other words, the artist’s talent and colour palette. Bodegas Masaveu endeavours to achieve original and creative expression in their wines, focusing on innovation and technology in response to new consumer trends.
Origin and achievements
The Masaveu family first invested in the wine sector in 1974, when they purchased Bodegas Murua, however the family’s first vineyards date back to the middle of the 19th century, precisely in Castellar del Vallés where the family originally comes from and where Federico Masaveu Rivell began a journey to be continued one century later by his descendants.
As a result of the quality of their winemaking in different DO´s, their sustainable philosophy and utmost respect for the land in their estate owned vineyards, thanks to which they transmit the unique personality of each terroir in each and every bottle, Masaveu Bodegas has grown to become a leader in the sector. Excellence and sustainability is the common denominator in each and every project led by Bodegas Masaveu in different parts and regions of the country: Murua (DOCa Rioja), Fillaboa (DO Rias Baixas), Pagos de Aráiz (DO Navarra), Leda (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León) and Valverán (Asturias).
Five wineries in different premium designations of origin
Bodegas Murua lies at the heart of the Rioja Alavesa, in Elciego, a historic town dating from the 16th century, boasting a unique winemaking tradition. Here, Murua is the owner of a valuable cultural heritage: 110 hectares of estate vineyards with very old vines of over 60 years old; 30 plots hold deep-rooted vines which reflect the typical characteristics of the native grape varietals: Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo, Viura, Malvasía and White Grenache. This was the first winery in the group 45 years ago.
Valverán Ice Cider is the first and most exclusive ice-cider on the Iberian Peninsula, fruit of over ten years of research and tests. José Masaveu Herrero, General Manager of Masaveu Bodegas, has been leading this project, his most personal one, in Sariego, in the heart of the Cider District of Asturias, in Llagares Valverán, since 1998. Over 20,000 apples trees grow on the land and are delicately cared for using integrated organic farming techniques; the orchard perfectly reflects the beauty of the green Asturian landscape.
Bodegas Fillaboa is situated in D.O. Rías Baixas and reflects the magic of Galicia, the spell of its landscapes, and the seduction of its unique vineyards, covering 54 hectares. A 1,600-metre-long stone wall encloses the vineyards and vestiges of the estate’s fabulous past: the manor house and stone chapel. Bodegas Fillaboa was conceived at the end of the 18th Century and has belonged to the Masaveu family since 2000. Fillaboa is one of the oldest and largest estates in Galicia and the only winery to form part of Grandes Pagos de España, an association which promotes Spanish wines of the highest quality related to the uniqueness of the soil and the plots where they were born.
With the acquisition of the Pagos de Aráiz estate in Olite by the Masaveu Family in 2000, began a fresh and daring project in the traditional D.O. Navarra. This venture began with the construction of an ultra-modern 14,000-m2 winery situated just outside the medieval town of Olite. Over the following three years, 250 hectares of family-owned vineyards were planted around the building. At Pagos de Araiz, our innovative management method and the wide variety of wine tourism activities on offer connect the historical, natural and winemaking importance of the area to art and gastronomy. The ideal scenario for a brilliant and promising future, linked to the values of Navarra, a classical yet emerging winemaking territory.
To talk about Leda, situated in Tudela de Duero (Valladolid), is to talk about unusual, extraordinary wines that reflect strength and personality, this attractive “multiterroir” winery connects the essence of the Tempranillo grape to the expression of selected vineyards in different parts of Castilla y León. The winery was created in 1998 by the prestigious enologist Mariano García, associated to some of the most important winemaking projects in Spain. The Masaveu family joined the project in 2009 to promote a philosophy of crafting wines using sustainable viticulture practices and with total respect for nature.