The Valencian winery has reinvested its growth with a view to making new investments in order to meet the growing demand for its wines around the world.
Vicente Gandia, which was awarded “The 2018 Best European Winery”, closed its 2018 financial year with an EBITDA of € 6 million and having generated an overall turnover of € 42 million, which showed an increase of 12% compared to the previous year. The winery made this announcement in public during its annual convention staged at the L’Oceanogràfic Red Sea Auditorium by stating that it had made a profit of € 4.5 million.
The company exported 60% of its production and distributed 40% of it to the national market. It has a presence in 95 countries and entered into the following markets over the past year: Mongolia, Oman, Honduras, Slovakia, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
Javier Gandía emphasises the fact that: “These excellent results would not have been possible without members of staff striving every day to achieve these objectives. The customers, suppliers and employees are all responsible for this success.”
Vicente Gandia is also making a series of new investments throughout the period 2018-2019 to the value of € 14 million which will assist with new facilities, machinery and new projects.
Two treatment plans were installed during 2018, one of them being based in Chiva and the other one at the Hoya de Cadenas complex. Sustainability and environmental management form a key component of Vicente Gandía’s philosophy as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program (CSR).
The winery has increased its storage capabilities by opening a new 4,000 m2 warehouse with a capacity of 6,000 pallets which also includes a computerised warehouse management system. This warehouse is characterised by including both a temperature and humidity control system, making it one of the most important wine cellars in Spain.
The recent appointment of José Hidalgo as the new Technical Director of the winery, along with the acquisition of 70 hectares of vineyard space will allow the company to continue to develop within the premium wine sector.
The company is currently installing a third bottling line and a new bag in box line which is set to open in October next year. This is because the winery is geared towards meeting the growing demand for its wines around the world.
THE WINERY CONTINUES TO ACHIEVE GREAT SCORES AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL. THIS TIME IT WAS WITH THE SPECIALIZED PRESTIGIOUS MAGAZINE, ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL IN THE WORLD WINE MARKET, WINE ENTHUSIAST, WHICH HAS VALIDATED A RAIZA AGING WITH 90 POINTS.
Raiza Crianza is a wine that presents a ruby red colour with a tawny edge. The balsamic aromas stand out on the nose and there are notes of vanilla and leather. The palate is silky with mineral notes that give it great finesse and structure.
This red wine is 100% Tempranillo and from the Rioja Denomination of Origin. The harvest, in this case, is manual and is carried out during the second half of September. For the elaboration of this wine, a selection of the best Tempranillo from Rioja is made. Controlled fermentation at 26ºC and subsequent ageing in American and French oak barrels for 24 months. Its refinement in the bottle is a minimum of 18 months.
The North American magazine bases its scores not only on the quality of the wine but also in terms of value for money. In addition to taking into account market trends or exclusivity.
Michael Schachner has been the person in charge of tasting Spanish wines and rating them. Schachner is an American journalist, specializing in gastronomy, travel and wine. He mainly writes about wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain in this prestigious magazine: Wine Enthusiast.
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.