Grupo Emeprador Spain S.A. has recently acquired a 230 hectare Toledo vineyard property.
It is located alongside Bodegas Las Copas’ Vinedos del Rio Tajo, a 50% joint enterprise of González Byass and Emperador.
Plans of expanding Vinedos del Rio Tajo are also comtemplated.
Vinedos del Rio Tajo is a property situated near River Tajo, Iberian Peninsula’s longest river.
“Our beautiful vineyard in the valley of River Tajo is the largest vineyard in Spain that specializes in wine grapes for brandy distillation. The way this vineyard is built harmonizes with environmental sustainability. By using state-of-the-art technology in vineyard operation and management, we hope to achieve a yield capacity of 30,000 kilos per hectare against an average yield of around 6,500 kilos by the vineyard industry in Spain. This means that in every hectare of this vineyard land, we will be able to harvest five times more wine grapes. This will very well support the raw material requirements for our brandy production,” Emperador managing director Jorge B. Domecq enthused.
“With this total integration in our brandy production, we are in the best position to continue making Emperadoras the number one brandy in the world. That gives us the capacity to expand our global market. With Emperador Spain continuously looking out to acquire more vineyard land in Spain, we expect that our total vineyard property will reach close to 2,000 hectares by 2016,” Domecq concluded./PR