Our winery, Unión Vinícola del Este, was born in 2007 with a firm commitment to quality. That is why we use the latest technologies to make our cavas, looking at all times, the maximum respect for the grape.
In recent years, UVE's investments have been aimed at increasing production capacity and greater energy efficiency thanks to the adaptation of all our processes to become a 100% ecological winery.
Our cavas have been recognized over time and awarded in the main competitions and tastings both internationally and nationally.
Requena is located in the highlands of Valencia that gives entrance to the Plateau. It is a region with a very long tradition in winemaking. There are vestiges that date back more than 2.000 years to the time of the Iberians. It has a continental climate with long, cold winters and hot summers, although the proximity to the Mediterranean Sea means that temperatures are not as extreme as in the interior of the Plateau.
Being the Macabeo grape the most used in our blends, at UVE we use the Chardonnay variety in a higher percentage than what is usual in DOP Cava. This strain has adapted in an amazing way to the climatic conditions and soils of the Requena region. It contributes to our cavas acidity and structure with citric touches.
Since the founding of our winery, we have bet on the internalization of our cavas and the consolidation of the national market, betting in this way on quality cava. Currently 75% of our cava production is destined for international markets, from Europe to the most remote lands of Oceania, passing through consolidated markets such as America and Asia. In Spain we sell 25% of our cavas, being a demanding market and faithful to our wines.
At UVE we have more than 100 winegrowers with whom we have worked closely each year since the foundation of the winery.
Our cavas have been recognized over time and awarded in the main competitions and tastings both internationally and nationally. In recent years our family of Vega Medien cavas has achieved great achievements and recognitions