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Asociación para la Promoción del Vino de Garnacha – Garnacha Origen
The Asociación para la Promoción del Vino de Garnacha/Garnacha Origen (Garnacha Origen) includes 5 Spanish Protected Designations of Origin (Somontano, Terra Alta, Cariñena, Calatayud and Campo de Borja), together with other stakeholders such as individual producers, agricultural research institutes like CITA (Agrifood Research and Technology Centre of Aragon) and other public organizations like AREX (Aragón’s Foreign Trade and Invest Agency). It was founded in 2014 in order to promote PDO Garnacha based quality wines, and is the largest Garnacha wines promotion conglomerate in Spain and the EU. All of the wines promoted by the Garnacha Origen are monovarietal Garnacha wines (>85% of their content, according to European rules) and are under a PDO scheme. Garnacha Origen’s five DOs cultivate 34,945 hectares of vineyards and produce 750,000 Hl of wine (season 13/14), with an average yield of 20 hl/ha. There are around 5,500 winegrowers and 144 wineries in the regions. The main varieties in these regions are Red Garnacha (in the four DOs from the region of Aragón) and White Garnacha (in Terra Alta, the Catalonian DO).