Dosomotano

The beginning

THE HISTORY OF VINEYARDS IN SOMONTANO DATES BACK TO SEVERAL CENTURIES BC.

ACCORDING TO DOCUMENTS FROM THE ERA, IN 500 BC GRAPEVINES WERE ALREADY BEING CULTIVATED IN THE EBRO VALLEY AND IN THE 2ND CENTURY BC SIGNIFICANT WINE PRODUCTION WAS ALREADY UNDERWAY IN THIS AREA. ONE FACTOR THAT HAS INFLUENCED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CULTIVATION OF GRAPES AND THEIR SALE WAS THE SETTLING OF ROMANS IN THE SOMONTANO. THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM ADVANCED GRAPE PRODUCING AND WINEMAKING TECHNIQUES, AND ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THE CREATION OF SALES CAMPAIGNS.

IN THE MIDDLE AGES, THE CULTIVATION OF VINEYARDS EXPANDED TO COVER THE ENTIRE PROVINCE OF HUESCA. AT THE TIME, MONASTERIES WERE AN INFLUENTIAL FACTOR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF VINEYARDS AND WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR A MARKED INCREASE IN THE PLANTING OF GRAPEVINES IN THEIR SURROUNDINGS: WINE, AS A PART OF CATHOLIC RITUALS, WAS AN ESSENTIAL PRODUCT.