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Posted 11th April 2019

González Byass Invests in Ribera del Duero

González Byass strengthens its position as a key player on the Spanish wine scene with the purchase of the Fournier winery in Ribera del Duero.

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Now one of Spain’s most well-recognized brand owners world-wide, González Byass recently acquired the Fournier winery located in Spain's second most important Denomination of Origin - Ribera del Duero. 

Ribera del Duero represents 16% of Spain's domestic red wine production, while the Fournier winery, built in 1979, has grown apace with the development of the region as a whole. The acquired vineyard, La Finca El Pinar is found between the towns of La Horra and Roa de Duero and is made up of 80 hectares, 50 of which are vineyards with an average age of between 30 and 70 years.

Fournier wines have achieved many prestigious accolades including excellent scores from such renowned international publications as Wine Advocate, Decanter, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, as well as from top Spanish titles and guides. The latest investment by González Byass means they are now present in 10 of the most important Spanish Denominations of Origin and wine regions and the purchase is in line with ithe company's strategy to represent the diversity of Spain’s viniculture.

Voted "Best Winery in Europe" by Wine Enthusiast, González Byass has achieved growth of 14% in its gross turnover in the last financial year. Their performance and excellent results are due to the family company’s consolidation of investments not only within Spanish borders but globally as well; including Veramonte (Chile), Pedro Domecq (Mexico) and Beronia Rueda (Valladolid). 

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