Producing at Priorat, Montsant, Rueda and Toro D.O.'s, Spain
Joan Giné Giné is the reason Buil & Gine was founded. They started making their first wine in 1996: Giné Giné. Buil & Giné is based in Gratallops, the core of the DOQ Priorat, where they produce all their wines, and where they own 200 acres of beautiful licorella soils terraced vineyards. Their oldest vineyards were planted in 1908. Their 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. 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, they do all work 100% organically. Buil & Giné started the organic certification process for their vineyards in 2014 and will have all properties certified by 2021.
They wanted to utilize the winery and vineyards as a way to share their 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, they 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.