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The origin of the name dates back to the admiration that Mr. Joaquín Lagunilla Artacho professed for his wife, Mrs. Herminia Casas Madorrán, for whom he dedicated a vine named after her on his property in the municipality of Cenicero, La Rioja.
In 1885, at only 20 years old, his father, Mr. Felipe Lagunilla San Martín, founded Bodegas Lagunilla. He had one daughter, Mrs. Casilda Lagunilla Artacho and a son, Mr. Joaquín Lagunilla Artacho, who took over the winery in 1927. Under his leadership, he established labels such as Vallezarza, Valderrín and most important to us, Viña Herminia in 1949, founded in honour of his wife.
Finally at the end of the ‘90s, the Grupo Caballero, decided to enter the world of La Rioja wines. In doing so, they contacted Viñedos de Aldeanueva S. Coop. creating the Bodegas Viña Herminia, SL in December 1997.
The winery is fully equipped and has a modern building constructed in the form of an H, symbolizing the initial of the Herminia brand, which is home to 8,000 American French and Eastern Europe oak barrels.