More than 300 hectares dedicated to the cultivation of the best varieties
The Hoya de Cadenas estate is located around the fields where the best varieties are harvested in order to make our wines.
Within them, the necessary climatic conditions are developed to obtain the best products from which to create wines of excellent quality and flavour.
The Hoya de Cadenas estate is an oenological paradise located only 90 km from the city of Valencia. The fact that it is located on the slopes of the Sierra de la Bicuerca allows it to host the noblest local and international varieties.
The estate enjoys a particular microclimate in which the thermal oscillations between day and night give the grapes their own characteristics and facilitate the accumulation of much-appreciated polyphenols.
Bodegas Vicente Gandía is a centenary winery founded in Valencia in 1885. It is currently run by the 4th generation of the Gandía family.
It remains faithful to its founding values: to contribute to the progress and well-being of society by betting on quality and innovation without forgetting the winemaking tradition of which it is heir.
It has always been characterized by its international eagerness. This fact has allowed this winery’s wines to be present in more than 90 countries on 5 continents.
The winery is considered the largest winery in the Valencian Community and the best winery in terms of value for money in Spain according to the ratings of the Peñín Guide. In 2014 it was awarded as the best Spanish winery by the prestigious international competition AWC Vienna.
The cask room
Located at the foot of the vineyard, the underground barrel room can hold up to 15,000 selected oak barrels which, with an area of 4,000 m2, represents the most important cava in the Valencian Community.
All the barrels have a capacity of 225 litres and come from Missouri (United States) or the forests of Allier (France). Variety assembly is an art. For this reason, we use oaks from different origins and different types of toast to achieve wines of maximum expression and complexity.
Hoya de Cadenas has royal origins dating back to the 17th century. This ancestral home was assigned the «Right of Asylum», which was rarely given to civil buildings, being almost always granted to military and religious stays. To record this privilege, the front of the house was adorned with heavy chains and was soon known as the House of Chains. As time went by, this name was extended to all the possessions of the Fernandez Córdova family.
This is how the Finca, which belonged to this family, acquired the name of «Casa de la Cadenas» and the valley where it is located began to be known as the valley of chains or the Hoya de Cadenas.
The Arte en Barrica museum houses a collection of barrels decorated by outstanding artists from the Valencian Community. Until now, they had only been exhibited at the ARCO Fair and the IVAM.
The Hoya de Cadenas estate is the first wine tourism complex in Spain that integrates an exhibition hall in a winery, betting on promoting a new concept of wine tourism linked to culture.
In this way, the visit to the Arte en Barrica museum has become part of our guided visit to the Estate. Located in a 19th century building with a surface area of 400 m2, the cultural space of Bodegas Vicente Gandía has been divided into three areas: the museum gallery, the crypt and the tasting room, where a total of 21 barrels are exhibited. You can enjoy the works of artists such as Mariscal, Miquel Navarro, Carmen Calvo, Paco Roca, Uiso Alemany, Morea, Cari Roig or José Sanleón, among others.
Book your guided tour
At Hoya de Cadenas we pay great attention to experiences. For this reason, we have turned our guided tour into one of them so that you can enjoy different activities.
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