Bodegas Paniza, founded in 1953, is the only cooperative in the town of Paniza; the ‘grand cru’ of the Spain’s Cariñena region. Respect for the environment and supporting the local economy are what drive this quality-focused cooperative. Fruit comes from the highest part of Cariñena at an altitude of 700-800 meters.
The thing to note here is that growers are paid based solely on quality, not quantity. Bodegas Paniza creates some of the best value wines in Spain – and their signature ‘La Fea’ line, ironically named after Queen Isabela’s unfortunate moniker, is a prime example of the high quality value wines produced by this renowned winery.