Designations of Origen Utiel-Requena

The D.O.P. Utiel-Requena is within the province of Valencia, it is a small and almost circular plateau over 1,800 km2, situated 70 km from the Mediterranean Sea, with an average elevation of 700 meters. The land and climate-Mediterranean traits, but with continental influences cause the Utiel-Requena wines special, especially red and pink ink made from Bobal variety.

With an area of almost 40,000 hectares, it is the largest and most homogeneous of Valencia vineyard.

The region includes nine municipalities: Caudete, Camporrobles, Fuenterrobles, Requena, Siete Aguas, Sinarcas Utiel, Venta del Moro and Villargordo Cabriel.

The history of wine D.O.P. Utiel-Requena is over 2,000 years, as evidenced by the important Iberian sites scattered around the area.

In the Middle Ages (1265), during the reign of Alfonso X El Sabio the "keeper of the vineyards" figure described in the Place de Requena is created. In the nineteenth a booming wine industry in Requena Utiel-lived, as the pace of new plantations accelerated. In 1887 the railway line Valencia-Utiel that led to the formation of true neighborhoods wineries around the stations opened. Currently, about seven thousand and one hundred families live bodgas of winemaking in the DOP Utiel-Requena, so wine is the main engine of the economy of this region.