The Haciendas Company

Investment Date: October, 2015
Sector: Leisure, food and beverage
Website: http://www.the-haciendas.com

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The Haciendas Company (“THC”) produces and markets premium wines from Spain’s finest wine regions, including La Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rueda and Arribes del Duero. The company owns some of the most prominent historic wineries in Rioja Alta – Marqués de la Concordia (1812), Rioja Santiago (1870, second oldest in the region), Paternina (1896) and Lagunilla (1885) – and a collection of wine estates at prime locations of the Duero Valley, all part of the Marqués de la Concordia Family of Wines umbrella-brand. THC’s wines have won 136 international awards since 2004.

In addition, THC owns and operates Spain’s first luxury wine-hotel. Opened in 2004, the Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa is housed in a historic monastery and estate founded in 1366 near Salamanca. Located less than 2 hours from Madrid, the hotel is a member of “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”.

The company also markets fine foods, predominantly award-winning premium cheeses, produced on its 300 hectares organic farm.

As part of the transaction, THC acquired a 50% stake in the family-owned super-premium Spanish wine and olive oil producer Marqués de Griñón Family Estates, owner of the world-famous wine estate Dominio de Valdepusa (1212) in Toledo.