The history of Primero
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The history of Primero

Fariña "Primero" is the youngest wine of the Fariña range and was first made in back in 1995 when an Dutch importer challenged Manuel Fariña to make a wine in the same style as the infamous French Beaujolais Nouveau. Manuel embraced the challenge and the region's first carbonic maceration wine was born. Taking only 45 days from harvest to release date, this wine is characterised by its fantastic aromatics and bright fruit on the palate.

Adding to the uniqueness of the wine is its unique label. Every vintage is different. In 1995 Vanderbraak, a recognised Dutch artist, was commissioned to create the art work displayed on the label. From 1996 to 2001, it the art work was created by Salud Parada, a famed Spanish painter from Salamanca. In 2002 the task was handed over to Zamora artist, Fernando Lozano Bordell.

Between 2003 and 2005, Salud Parada was again charged with the task of creating a unique piece of art for Fariña's youngest creation. In 2006 the Fariña family decided to launch the "Annual Fariña Primero National Art Competition". The winning piece of art is used for the final label. The competition has generated huge interest and the 40 finalists are displayed for one year in the cellar for visitors to enjoy.

The history of Primero


Bodegas Fariña (D.O. TORO)
Camino del Palo s/n
49.800 Toro (Zamora - Spain)

Bodegas Fariña (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León)
Crtra. de Moraleja s/n
49.151 Casaseca de las Chanas (Zamora - Spain)

Tel: +34 980 57 76 73 Fax: +34 980 57 77 20

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