Cariñena’s winemaking heritage goes back a long way. The Romans discovered that the local inhabitants mixed wine and mead as early as 3BC. The Romans and later monks continued this tradition. Cariñena became one of the older protected growing areas in Europe and its D.O. was established in 1932.
Longaz Rosado, Longaz Granache and Longus are all produced from estate grown grapes. The wineyards which are located around the estate comprise of Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
The climate is continental with large differences in temperature and low rainfall – less than 350mm /year, with the predominant wind contributing to the dryness of the climate. The soils are poor in organic matter but are well draining – ideal for grape growing.