THE EUROPEAN GASTRONOMIC CONFERENCE COUNCIL AWARDS THE VALENCIAN WINERY WITH THE “AURUM EUROPA EXCELLENCE ENOGASTRONOMIC” AWARD IN THE CATEGORY OF “BEST EUROPEAN WINERY 2018”.
Last Saturday Vicente Gandía received the award for “Best European Winery 2018”. A recognition granted by the European Council of Food and Wine Associations (CEUCO), a European body that brings together the main associations dedicated to the dissemination and protection of gastronomy and oenology regarding their places of origin.
Javier Gandía, Managing Director of Bodegas Vicente Gandía, picked up the “Aurum Europe Excellence Enogastronomic Award”, an award that recognizes the career and work of the winery, considering it the best European winery in 2018.
The event took place in Athens, specifically in the Zappeion building, an area built at the end of the 19th century to host the 1896 Olympic Games and in which many historical events have taken place. The event was chaired by the Minister of Tourism of Greece, Elena Kountoura and was led by the president of CEUCO Carlos Martín Cosme.
This award recognizes the harvesting work of the Valencian winery in its more than 130 years of history. Javier Gandía, general director of Vicente Gandia, points out “Without doubt this is one of the most important awards of our career. This recognition confirms the great moment of Valencian wines and the importance of Spanish wine in Europe. I would like to dedicate this award to the entire team of the company as well as to all our customers and suppliers, who are the main people responsible for this success”.
Vicente Gandía, with a commercial presence in 90 countries, is a family winery founded in Valencia in 1885. With a team of 140 employees, it is the largest winery in the Valencian Community and chosen among the 50 first wineries in the world according to the World Association of Wine and Liquor Journalists and Writers. In 2014, it was chosen as the best Spanish producer by the prestigious international competition AWC Vienna.
It currently produces wines in 8 denominations of origin: Valencia, Utiel – Requena, Rioja, Rías Baixas, Ribera del Duero, Cava, Alicante and Priorat. They are committed to sustainable cultivation, protection and development of the native varieties, and to carrying out modern developments inspired by traditional methods, maintaining the quality of the products harvest after harvest.
Vicente Gandía has evolved since its inception, labels such as Castillo de Liria, El Miracle, Hoya de Cadenas, Ceremonia and Sandara are examples of the company’s constant commitment to brand and innovation.