The origins of Cherubino Valsangiacomo date back to 1831, in Switzerland. That year, Vittore Valsangiacomo founded a winery with his name in Chiasso, in the Swiss canton of Ticino, next to the border with Italy. It is the first winery of the family. At the end of the 19th century, his son Cherubino Valsangiacomo decided to open a wine export company in Valencia and Alicante, attracted by the logistical conditions of its ports and the excellent fruit of the land. Cherubino, like his father, puts his name to the wineries.
By 1890, the business had grown so much that Cherubino Valsagiacomo had various facilities in Chiva, Requena, Utiel, Monóvar, Yecla and El Grao de Valencia – this last one remained the company’s headquarters until 1997. In that year Cherubino made an important commitment to the future and quality and moved to Chiva, where the facilities are provided with the appropriate means for the treatment and storage of bulk wines, and they are equipped with a production plant for grape juice concentrate, which increases and improves the capacity of the facilities. In 2002 the wineries were further expanded and modernized, creating a new production plant and a bottling line that incorporated the best conditions and the most modern techniques for quality control in the production of our wines. This plant is provided with a cellar that can hold 2,000 barrels.
In 2008, the project Bobal de San Juan began, aimed at making 100% red and rosé wines from old Bobal vines, fermented and matured in tanks of raw concrete. The old facilities of the Cooperative in San Juan were adapted to the new way of winemaking and aging the Bobal grape, always preserving the value of raw concrete.
The project was completed with the acquisition of a plot of 10 Has of centennial Bobal bush vines, located 750m above sea level in the municipality of Requena.
In 2018, new facilities were inaugurated to process grape juice concentrate, including a pasteurizer, an aseptic filling machine and cold rooms for preservation of the must.
Currently, the fifth generation of the Valsangiacomo family is in charge of the direct management of the winery, showing its commitment to the development and future of the family business.