Producing at Priorat, Montsant, Rueda and Toro D.O.'s, Spain
My grandfather, Joan Giné Giné, is the reason Buil & Gine was founded. He was a grower, in what was at the time, a poor region, Priorat. He pioneered and founded the wine cooperative, with the goal of preserving the terroir and culture of the region.
He believed in “Traditional Viticulture”, growing vines organically.
Following the path he set-out, we produce our wines, and do all work 100% organically. Buil & Giné started the organic certification process for our vineyards in 2014 and will have all properties certified by 2021.
We started making our first wine in 1996: Giné Giné, my grandfather’s family name, as a tribute to my family, who has worked so hard to preserve our terroir.
Buil & Giné is based in Gratallops, the core of the DOQ Priorat, where we produce all our wines, and where we own 200 acres of beautiful licorella soils terraced vineyards. Our oldest vineyards were planted in 1908. Our vineyards are 45% Red Garnacha, 30% Cariñena, 10% White varietals (White Garnaña, Macabeu, Viognier, and PX), and 15% other red varietals, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah.
We wanted to utilize the winery and vineyards as a way to share our way of life, a life centered around wine, so the wine must show the character of the local grapes, the minerality of the soil, and must be enjoyable and affordable.
More than 15 years ago, we were able to purchase, a vineyard in Toro (Pago del Oro), and in Rueda, each producing, 1 single vineyard wine for each of those DO’s.