Profile of Chivite

Along with Ochoa, Chivite is certainly one of the best wineries in Navarra. Founded in 1647, the existing winery dates back to 1860. It was completely modernized in 1990. Over the next 6 years, Chivite was propelled into the international limelight thanks in great part to Don Julián Sr. Known primarily for its “Gran Feudo” range of wines, Chivite consistently produces excellent value for money wines. The Chivite Colleción 125 range of wines have extended time in the bottle, giving the wines an elegant and fruit-forward style. The range was launched in 1985, after their 125th anniversary in the winery. Today, the company is run by the four dynamic Chivite children: Julián, Carlos, Fernando, and Mercedes.

Bodegas J. Chivite is one of the finest Navarra bodegas and by far the oldest, with the original winery established in the town of Cintruénigo in 1637. Today it is still family-owned and run; Don Julian Chivite, who died in 1996, was the spiritual father of the present-day company and was instrumental in opening up export markets for Navarra wines. The Colección 125 Blanco is one of the finest new-wave Spanish whites on the market today, while its red counterpart is also keenly sought out by collectors and connoisseurs alike.

Wines produced

  • Gran Feudo Blanco

    100% Chardonnay, Alc. 12.5%

  • Gran Feudo Rosado

    100% Garnacha, Alc. 12.5%

  • Gran Feudo Crianza

    Blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Cabernet Sauvignon, 12-14 months in American and French oak.

  • Gran Feudo Reserva

    Tempranillo, Garnacha and Cabernet Sauvignon, 18-22 months in American and French oak.

  • Gran Feudo Dulce

    100% Moscatel de Grano Menudo, Sweet, Alc. 12%

  • Gran Feudo Viñas Viejas

    Tempranillo, Garnacha and Merlot, 18-22 months in American and French oak, Alc. 13%

  • Chivite Colleción 125 Reserva

    Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Alc. 13%

  • Chivite Colleción 125 Gran Reserva

    100% Tempranillo 24 months in French and American oak, Alc. 12.5%

  • Chivite Colleción Blanco Fermentado en Barrica

    100% Chardonnay, cask-fermented, 11 months in oak, Alc. 13.5%

  • Chivite Colleción 125 Vendimia Tardia (Late Harvest)

    100% Moscatel de Grano Menudo, Sweet, 10 months in oak, Alc. 14%

Winery details


Ribera, n 34
31592 Cintruenigo
Tel +34 948 811 000
Fax +34 948 811 407

Area under vine
557 ha
Age of vines
3-50 year old vines
Fernando Chivite
Chivite Family
Grape varietals
Tempranillo, Garnacha, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Moscatel de Grano Menudo

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