Bodega Soledad was founded in 1969 by 59 local farmers with a combined production of 2,000 tonnes of grapes. The construction work was financed with a loan from the so called Work Protection Fund amounting to 6 million pesetas.
The winery was born with the aspiration to be present in international markets. Export activity began in the 80s. At the same time steel tanks and cooling systems were introduced as a way to maintain and improve the quality of the final produce.
Currently Bodega Soledad processes more than 20 million kilos of grapes annually, depending on the crop. These are contributed by 280 producers, owners of a total of more than 2,400 hectares. Over 75% of production is exported.
The grapes are mostly manually harvested; mechanical harvest is less common and it is conducted at night in order to control fruit temperature and always under technical supervision.