The Bodegas Virgen de la Oliva- Wine Cooperative in Spanish Wine Country
The Bodegas Virgen de la Oliva is a wine cooperative situated in the region of Malaga Y Sierras De Malaga in the Spanish wine country. The winery is the most dynamic cooperative in the region and has grown from strength to strength since it was founded in the late 1970s. The cooperative has five sections: supplies, wine, oil, dressing and credit. Currently the total number of partners in the cooperative is 900 and this is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years.
Vineyards producing Famous Wines
The winery is located in the Spanish Municipality of Molina in the Antequera region of the province of Malaga in the community of Andalusia. Most of the region is covered by vineyards which produce the famous wines that form part of the Malaga DOC. The wine section of the cooperative was created in 1977 with only 17 members and with a limited storage capacity of 1 200 000 litres. Today the cooperative as room for 7 000 000 litres of wine and a 400 000kg per day grinding capacity.
The wines are part of the DOC Malaga as well as the DOC Sierra de Malaga.
The most popular wines produced by the Bodegas Virgen de la Oliva winery are the Carpe Diem Dulce Natural Vino de Licor, the Montespejo Tinto Joven Syrah, the Grandes d Apiane Cepas Viejas Bianco Envejecido en Barriga Doradilla Vino Procedente de Cultivo Ecologico, and the wonderful and easy drinking Apiane Espumoso de Moscatel Dulce.