Marqués de Vargas in the wine’s world is to name the saga of four generations consecrated to the elaboration and commercialization of excellent Rioja wines since the Marquesado de Vargas holds a family closely related to this important wine-growing region of Spain.
It was in 1840 when Felipe dela Mata, the eighth Marqués de Vargas, made the first vineyard plantations near Logroño.
Especially memorable was the figure of Hilario dela Mata, the father of the current Marquis de Vargas, who for years held the presidency of one of the most emblematic wineries in La Rioja.
In 1989, the current Marqués de Vargas, Pelayo de la Mata, fulfilled the dream of his father, building a winery at the Hacienda Pradolagar property in Logroño. The Bodega, nestled in the center of its own vineyard forming the concept "château", is located in the heart of the Ebro Valley, in an area known as the "Los Tres Marqueses".
Espuña was born in 1947 in Olot (Girona) as a manufacturer of cold meats. Since then, it has managed to widen its range of products and forge a presence on the national and international markets. Exports represent 51% of the company's total billing and although it is present in more than 45 countries around the world, its main markets are France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Portugal.
Vichy Catalan is a leading brand in the European mineral water market. Since Dr. Modest Furest i Roca discovered healthy properties in 1881 of the waters flowing from the spring of Vichy Catalan, in Caldes de Malavella (Girona) at 60ºC and with its own gas,- Vichy Catalan has been positioned year after year as one of the best mineral waters in the world.