Century-old winery founded in Valencia in 1885 and now managed by the 4th generation of the Gandia family.
A 19th century building that preserves the essence of the period.
Hoya de Cadenas Estate
The Hoya de Cadenas Estate, is an winemaking paradise of more than 300 hectares.
Located on the vineyards, the underground cask cellar today holds 15,000 selected oak casks from Missouri (USA) and Allier (France).
International and native grapes varieties have adapted perfectly to the conditions of this exceptional place.
THE HOYA DE CADENAS ESTATE
The Hoya de Cadenas Estate is an winemaking paradise just 90 km away from the city of Valencia. The estate boasts over 300 hectares of the finest local and international vine varieties.Read more
Vicente Gandia is a century-old winery founded in Valencia in 1885 and now managed by the 4th generation of the Gandia family.Read more
Since 2001 harvest, Vicente Gandía has had new wine production facilities on the vineyards of the Hoya de Cadenas Estate.Read more
ART ON BARREL
The Art Barrel Museum houses the collection of casks decorated by renowned artits from Valencia.Read more
En este espacio privilegiado se han adaptado a la perfección las variedades más internacionales junto a las autóctonas.Read more
A world of sensations
Let yourself be carried away by your sense, discover the secrets of winemaking, feel the caress of nature in a paradise environment and enjoy the best wines in their place of origin. Set up an unforgettable day by visiting the Hoya de Cadenas Estate.
90 Minutes Guided Tour
Trip around the winery:
Tour of Hoya de Cadenas Estate and old cellars
Visit the 18th century old house
Visit the wine-making room
Visit Cask Room
Tasting of three wines
Possibility to buy our products in the Wine Shop
Can you imagine celebrating your most special day at Hoya de Cadenas Estate?
Now it is possible to set up your event at Hoya de Cadenas Estate, weddings, congresses, company meals, farewells or whatever you can think of. Let your imagination fly and enjoy this privileged environment surrounded by history, art and nature.
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Where to find us?
Finca Hoya de Cadenas
Ctra. Utiel a Camporrobles km 8.5
46313 Las Cuevas de Utiel
Monday to Friday – 8:30h to 19h
+34 650 847 734
Weekend & holiday – 9:30h to 16h
+34 663 874 414
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THE HOYA DE CADENAS ESTATE
The Hoya de Cadenas Estate is an winemaking paradise just 90 km away from the city of Valencia. The estate boasts over 300 hectares of the finest local and international vine varieties. Its situation on the slopes of the Sierra de la Bicuerca affords a particular micro-climate with temperature variations from day to night which gives the grapes their own special characteristics and encourages the accumulation of highly valued polyphenols.
The Estate is equipped with all the technology for getting the most out of the land without damaging it; respecting its natural cycles making best use of water, seeing each vine stock as something able to produce the multiple facets which, like a gemstone, some wines offer to delight all the senses.
All the vine stocks are supported on trellises and have a local irrigation system, entirely computerised, which is only used when rainfall is scarce. Pruning, pre-pruning and harvesting are all carried out using environmentally friendly techniques to prevent soil erosion and exhaustion.x
Vicente Gandia is a century-old winery founded in Valencia in 1885 and now managed by the 4th generation of the Gandia family. Our winery remains faithful to its founding values, contributes to the progress and welfare of society and is committed to quality and innovation without forgetting the wine tradition of our ancestors.
It has always been characterized by their international efforts and their wines are enjoyed in more than 90 countries on 5 continents.
The winery is considered the largest winery in Valencia and best value winery in Spain regarding the rating by the international recognized Spanish wine guide, “ La Guía Peñín”.
In 2014, Vicente Gandía was awarded the best Spanish wine producer by the prestigious international competition AWC Vienna. The same year, the World Association of Journalists and Writers of Wine and Spirits included Vicente Gandía in its annual list, as one of the Top 50 best wineries in the world.
With a great variety of wines and appellations of origin, they are a global winery for their customers with the seal of approval as Vicente Gandia, a name recognized for their guarantee of quality for their consumers.x
Since 2001 harvest, Vicente Gandía has had new wine production facilities on the vineyards of the Hoya de Cadenas Estate. Located on the vineyards, the underground cask cellar that holds 15,000 selected oak casks and, with an area of 4000m2, is the largest wine cellar in Valencia. All the casks are of 225 litres capacity and come from Missouri (USA) or the forest of Allier (France).
The blending of varieties is an art in itself, so we use oak from different countries and with different types of toasting to produce highly expressive, complex wines.x
Hoya de Cadenas has real origins dating back to the 17th century.
In that time, Spain was a country in crisis. The monarchy was in a delicate situation because they didn’t had financial resources, exhausted after of the war of 30 years and the battle with the French, to defray their constant war campaign.
For raise funds and collect baking among the nobility, the King Felipe IV begins a tour for diferent Spanish regions. In 1645, the King, decided to visit Valencia and arrage there a meeting with the Cortes Parlamentarias in the convent of Santo Domingo.
After completing his misión in Valencia, the King set out on to Madrid accompanied by his court, making a stop for a couple of days in Utiel. Fernandez de Córdova’s family, belonging to the nobility, offered his hospitality to the King and his son, Prince Baltasar Carlos, it was customary in this family since they had done it in other occasions with the ancestors of the monarch.
Before continuing his travel, the royal court attended the local people in the Church of Santa Maria and at the end of the service; King Felipe IV granted a title of “city” to the population of Utiel, did it orally, with the phrase “Accompany us to the city”. This is how Utiel got this title much earlier than other localities.
The King’s generosity also extended to his noble hosts, Fernando de Cordova’s family, in whose house had lodged. It was designated the “Right of Asylum”, which was rarely given to civilian buildings, being almost always given to military and religious stays. This privilege given to the building in question a right by which a fugitive could avail himself of the security of this place, exchange for working in it. This right was above the justice of men, since it attended to the justice of God.
For make a record of this privilege, the front of the house was decorated with heavy chains and soon became known as the House of Chains.
With the passage of time, this name was extended to all the possessions of the Fernandez Cordova’s family. This is how the Estate, which belonged to this family, get the name of “House of the Chains” and the valley where it is located began to be known as the Valley of the Chains or the Hoya de Cadenas.x
ART ON BARREL
The Art Barrel Museum houses the collection of casks decorated by renowned artits from Valencia, which up until now has only been on view to the public at the ARCO Modern Art Fair in Madrid and in the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM) in Valencia.
The Hoya de Cadenas Estate is the first winetourism complex in Spain to have an exhibition gallery in one of its cellars; proof of our commitment to promoting a new concept of winetourism combined with culture. The guided tours around the Estate now include the opportunity to view the Art on Barrel collection.
Housed inside a 19th century building and with an area of 400m2, Vicente Gandía Winery cultural space is divided into three areas: the Museum, the Crypt and the Tasting Rooms, where 21 different casks are on display, the work of artist such as Mariscal, Miquel Navarro, Carmen Calvo, Uiso Alemany, Morea, Cari Roig and José Sanleón.x
Five of the world’s finest grape varieties have adapted perfectly to the conditions of this exceptional place. These are the world renowned Cabernet Sauvignon, the aristocratic Chardonnay, the exacting Sauvignon Blanc, the delicious Merlot and Tempranillo, the jewel in the Spanish crown. Some hectares are also set aside for Bobal, the symbol of the Appellation of origin Utiel-Requena. Last years, we have incorporated the fashionable variety, Shiraz.x