Bodegas Borsao

Brand Description

Bodegas Borsao is globally regarded as the benchmark winery for producing premium Garnacha. Located in the D.O. of Campo de Borja, Bodegas Borsao originated as a brand in 1958 when the cooperative of Borja was founded. In 2001, the cooperatives Ponzuelo and Tabuenca joined Borja, and Bodegas Borsao S.A. was established, bringing reform and a new sense of prestige to the winemaking practices of the group.

Location of Vineyard

Campo de Borja D.O. is located in the Aragon region,  nestled against the Pyrenées Mountains. Bodegas  Borsao  stretches  over  2,260  hectares  belonging  to  some  375  vine-growers. The  hillsides  of  the  Moncayo shelter  the  vineyards  located  between  350  and  800  metres  of  altitude, regulating  cold,  heat  and  moderating  the  effects  of  the  North-west  'Cierzo', or wind. This region is historically and geographically conducive to growing Garnacha, which makes up 60% of the vineyards. Other varietals include, Syrah, Tempranillo, Cabernet  Sauvignon, and minimal amounts of Mazuela,  Macabeo,  and Chardonnay.

Winemaking Philosophy

Bodegas Borsao unveiled their new state-of-the-art winery in 2020, built to guarantee maximum product quality under strict sustainability policies over 132,000 square meters. Elements of the winery include a reservoir for rainwater (allowing 100% of the water that falls on the building to be retrieved and recycled) and an adjacent area with solar panels, providing most of the electricity needed for lighting and operations.


Winemaking techniques aim to preserve the characteristics of Garnacha from the region at all price points and quality levels. Harvest is carried out manually in key vineyards and transported in 20-kg cases. The winery uses a significant 1 million frigories cooling capacity to preserve the characteristics of the fruit. Oak is used moderately to tame and add complexity to the wines, rather than impose its presence on them. The use of oak is adapted to the final style of the wine: different origins, both new and used wood and different sizes help to round up the expression of our wines.

Borsao Vineyards
Almonds Borsao
Borsao Generations
Tank Room
Harvest Time
Grapes at harvest
Borsao in Winter
Marta Chicote in the lab
Marta Chicote at the vineyard

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Winery Profile
Owner: Bodegas Borsao SA
Winemaker: Marta Chicote
Total acreage under vine: 5584
Founded: 2001
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“Aromas of black cherry and herbs de Provence prep the palate for pomegranate, Mission fig, caramel, clove and nutmeg flavors. This wine is juicy from start to finish, while a soft dusting of silky tannins adds a touch of texture to the palate.” –  (Best Buy) — acclaim for 2022 Borsao Garnacha from Wine Enthusiast, Jun 2024
“Cherry red in the glass, this wine has aromas of raspberry, vanilla and sage leaf. It is soft in the mouth and offers touches of baking spices and vanilla mingling with black ­ cherry, caramel and lavender. This easy-drinking has soft tannins and a lingering hint of milk chocolate.” – (Best Buy) — acclaim for 2022 Viña Borgia Garnacha from Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2024
“Wild cherries, mushrooms and aniseed on the nose. Some cinnamon. It’s full-bodied, plump and rich, with soft tannins and a ripe and spicy finish.” — acclaim for 2022 Borsao Garnacha from James Suckling, Dec 2023
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