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1831

Switzerland

In 1831. Giovanni and Vittore Valsangiacomo founded the winery in Chiasso, Switzerland. Since then, the family Valsangiacomo has been dedicated to wine production and exports.

SEGUNDA GENERACIÓN

1880

Switzerland

Giovanni’s son, Cherubino Valsangiacomo, moves to Alicante looking for quality grapes to export to the winery in Switzerland.

1890

Spain

In the XX century, wine exports turned into a key part of the winery’s business. In this period, the family purchased wineries in the production areas of Valencia, Alicante and Utiel.

tercera generacion

1913

Alicante

Business keeps growing, and Cherubino needs some assistance. His nephew Benedetto moves to Spain, Alicante, to help him in the winery’s management.

1923

Valencia

Two new wineries were purchased in Utiel and el Grao de Valencia. Cherubino is appointed as the exclusive distributor for Spain of the Italian Fernet Branca.

1936

Switzerland – Spain

Cherubino returns to Switzerland and Benedetto stays in charge of their two Spanish wineries.

1941

Switzerland – Spain

The winery changes its name and starts operating as Cherubino Valsangiacomo, S.A. In 1943, we bottled our first wine under the brand “Vall de Sant Jaume”, which is the translation into the Valencian local language of our Swiss family name “Val San Giacomo”.

First marketing campaigns …

cuarta generación

1960

Spain

Arnoldo Valsangiacomo, Benedetto’s son, becomes the winery’s Manager.

1987

Valencia

The first bottle of the brand Marques de Caro is produced in the Valencia winery.

2002

Chiva (Valencia)

Wine exports keep growing and the winery in El Grao de Valencia soon becomes too small. We relocate to Chiva, to a winery equipped with the latest technologies for the production of wine and grape juice.

quinta generación

1996

Chiva

The 5th generation of the family Valsangiacomo starts working in the winery.

2008

Chiva

Carlos Valsangiacomo is appointed as CEO of the winery.

2010

San Juan

The family Valsangiacomo starts making their wine Bobal deSanJuan in the former cooperative in the village of San Juan in Requena.

2016

San Juan

The family purchases a vineyard with centennial Bobal vines, named El Albardin.

grape juice

2018

Chiva

The new aseptic grape juice processing facilities are inaugurated, as well as a pasteurizer and cold stores for the preservation of the must.

2020

Chiva

The finished product warehouse is mechanized and the bottling capacity is expanded with a new line that allows working with different bottle formats.

Everything starts in Switzerland…

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.

Los orígenes de Cherubino Valsangiacomo se remontan a 1831, en Suiza. Ese año, Vittore Valsangiacomo funda una bodega con su nombre en Chiasso, en el cantón suizo de Ticino, junto a la frontera con Italia. Es la primera bodega de la familia. A finales del siglo XIX, su hijo Cherubino Valsangiacomo decide abrir una empresa de exportación de vinos en Valencia y Alicante, atraído por las condiciones logísticas de sus puertos y el excelente fruto de la tierra. Cherubino, como su padre, pone su nombre a las bodegas.

En 1890 el negocio cobra tal envergadura que Cherubino Valsagiacomo tiene diversas instalaciones en Chiva, Requena, Utiel, Monóvar, Yecla y el Grao de Valencia, esta última sede central de la empresa hasta 1997. Ese año Cherubino hace una importante apuesta por el futuro y la calidad y se traslada a Chiva, cuyas instalaciones están provistas de los medios adecuados para el tratamiento y almacenamiento de vinos a granel y equipadas con una planta de producción de zumo concentrado de uva, que incrementa y mejora la capacidad de las instalaciones. En el año 2002 se amplían y modernizan aún más las bodegas, creándose una nueva planta y una línea embotelladora que incorporan las mejores condiciones y las técnicas más modernas para el control de calidad en la elaboración de nuestros vinos. Esta planta está provista de una cava que con capacidad para albergar 2.000 barricas.

En 2008 se inicia el proyecto bobal de SanJuan dirigido a la elaboración de vinos tintos y rosados 100% de cepas viejas de bobal, fermentados y madurados en depósitos de cemento crudo. Las antiguas instalaciones de la Cooperativa de SanJuan se adecuan a la nueva forma de elaborar y envejecer la uva bobal, preservando siempre el valor del cemento crudo.

El proyecto se completa con la adquisición de una parcela de bobal centenario en vaso de 10 hectáreas, situada a 750m del nivel del mar en el término municipal de Requena.

En el año 2018 se inauguran las nuevas instalaciones para el procesado de zumo de uva aséptico, así como una pasteurizadora y cámaras frigoríficas para la conservación del mosto.

Actualmente, la quinta generación de la familia Valsangiacomo se encarga de la gestión directa de la bodega,dando muestra de su compromiso con el desarrollo y el futuro de la empresa familiar.

no beba agua

Arnoldo Valsangiacomo Chiesa, 4ª Generación en el despacho de la bodega de El Grao en 1970.

Investing in our facilities…

CHIVA

The winery is equipped with the latest technology for the production of bottled wines, grape juice concentrate and bulk wines. The bottling area has a cleanroom under controlled pressure for the bottling and labeling of our bottled wines. The filling capacity of this line is 8,000 bottles per hour.

Due to the diversity of our product range, we also have a specific production line to bottle fizzy wines. In our warehouse we can keep a floor stock of over one million bottles, thus being quicker when it comes to deliver our customers’ orders. In addition, our underground oak ageing cellar, with controlled temperature and humidity, contains over 5000 barriques for the ageing of our crianza and reserva wines. Last but not least, we keep a special corner with a collection of the winery’s best vintages.

The winery is prepared and automated for the treatment and storage of bulk wine. We have a storage capacity of more than 20 million liters, divided into perfectly controlled stainless steel tanks. In addition to having continuous cold, filtration, pressing and centrifuging equipment.

The winery is also equipped with a plant for production of grape juice concentrate with a production capacity of 30,000 liters per day of concentrated grape must, as well as a pasteurizer and aseptic packaging machine, and cold storage rooms for preservation.

Bodega dotada con los últimos equipos tecnológicos y los más recientes avances en producción vitivinícola especializada para el vino embotellado, zumo de uva y vino a granel. La planta de embotellado de vino dispone de una sala blanca con la presión controlada donde se realiza el llenado y etiquetado de la línea de embotellado. La capacidad de producción de esta línea es de 8.000 botellas a la hora.

Por la variedad de nuestros productos, disponemos asimismo de una línea de producción especial para el llenado de vinos gasificados. Nuestro almacén de producto terminado está dimensionado para albergar más de un millón de botellas. Esto hace que nuestra capacidad y respuesta a la hora de servir pedidos sea inmediata. También dispone de una cava subterránea que alberga más de 5.000 barricas destinadas al envejecimiento de nuestros vinos de crianza y reserva, donde la temperatura y humedad son continuamente controladas. Junto con esto, reseñar el botellero donde descansan las añadas míticas de la bodega.

La bodega está preparada y automatizada para el tratamiento y almacenamiento de vino a granel. Contamos con una capacidad de almacenamiento de más de 20 millones de litros, divididos en depósitos de acero inoxidable perfectamente controlados. Además de disponer de equipos de frío continuo, filtración, prensado y centrifugación.

La bodega también está dotada de una planta de producción de zumo de uva concentrado con una capacidad productiva de 30.000 litros al día de mosto concentrado de uva, así como una pasteurizadora y envasadora en aséptico y cámaras frigoríficas para la conservación.

COVIBEX

Winery for production and storage of white wines in Chiva.

Winemaking, storage and ageing cellar for the project Bobal de SanJuan in Requena.

AT CHERUBINO WE CONSIDER INVESTMENTS IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS AS FUNDAMENTAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR PRODUCTS. FOR THIS REASON, WE REVIEW AND IMPROVE OUR FACILITIES YEAR AFTER YEAR, WITH THE AIM OF ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS.

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