PAGO CASA GRAN

300 years of wine making

The wine history of the estate is enshrined in centuries. Wine remnants dating back to the 4th century B.C. have been found just a short distance from the winery, in the ruins of an Iberian town located atop the mountain that borders our estate. Casa Benasal, the 300 year old winery located on the estate, has a well preserved ancient wine cellar. The family has been growing grapes for centuries now. Manuela Galbis, the founder’s mother, reinitiated wine production at Pago Casa Gran during the 1960’s. It is not until 2006 when the new generation of the family restarted the project and converted the estate into of the biodiversity leaders. A new and modern winery was designed to help the estate in this new path.

Wines and the estate

The estate is located in the Les Alcusses, a protected valley preserved as a cultural landmark in the the foothills of the La Bastida mountain. Wine remnants dating back to the 4th century B.C. were found in the ruins of an Iberian town located atop of the mountain that borders the estate. These discoveries show the long history of winemaking in the area. Pago Casa Gran see themselves as true artisans first. Fully committed to two critical objectives: produce the highest quality wines, and continually improve the estate. These objectives are linked, since wines are the expression of this privileged land and its history. The entire production is governed by strict organic standards, as recognized by European certification since 2006 and the highest level of Delinat organic standards since 2009.

The Delinat Institute of Switzerland

Following an intensive study, all production activities have been thoroughly defined according to eco-friendly philosophy and objectives. The uncompromising guidelines established by the Delinat Institute of Switzerland provide an important foundation for this undertaking. The Delinat system ensures that the estate is on the cutting edge of organic wine production within a sustainable ecosystem, and rejects any form of “industrialized environmentalism” or other cultural practices that take away from biodiversity.

Team

The Pago Casa Gran team is a small and comprised of extremely dedicated group of people who are passionate about what they are trying to accomplish together. Each brings substantial knowledge of viticulture and winemaking; but something more as well. As they are all raised in the Les Alcusses valley area, who could be in a better position to understand how everything works in their unique viticultural land?