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Vila Viniteca is one of the most renowned Spanish wine distributors in the restaurant and retail trade and among the most prestigious Wine Merchants in Europe. The company was founded in 1932 and now is in its third generation as a family-run business.
As well as being a distributor, importer and exporter, Vila Viniteca sells to the public and trade. Furthermore, it participates in numerous wine making projects with legendary Spanish winemakers.
With more than 8,000 references in its portfolio, Vila Viniteca exclusively represents more than 200 cellars around the world, including premier brands at international level.
Vila Viniteca has its own delegations in Catalonia and Madrid to serve its large portfolio of national and international clients, Michelin-starred restaurants, the finest hotels and prestigious retailers.
Our logistic warehouse hub, based in Esparreguera (Catalonia), has a capacity of 6,000 pallets and its own distribution fleet able to deliver orders in 24-48 hours.
Our wine store and delicatessen shop located in the emblematic Barcelona neighborhood of Born have become a reference point and rendezvous for gourmets and wine lovers.
From its beginnings in 1932 the Vila general store already supplied wines and liquors to local restaurants. In 1993 Joaquim Vila formed an association with the owner of Ca N’Estruc cellar in Esparreguera, Francisco Martí, whose family has been vinculated with the wine world since 1548. Together they opened the wine shop in Agullers Street next to the Vila delicatessen. Over the years its portfolio of cellars has been vastly expanded as has the portfolio cellars with exclusive representation.
In the year 2000 Vila Viniteca pioneered in Spain the sales of wine "en premier".
Vila Viniteca’s wine club has been running for over 20 years. It offers members a monthly selection of exclusive and limited edition wines. We are continuously developing the club to offer exclusive experiences to its members.
Vila Viniteca promotes wine culture by undertaking many international courses and wine tastings. It organizes the biennial wine fair "La música del vi" (the music of wine) which brings together more than 4,000 professionals from the wine industry to present over 130 international brands and innovations from their portfolio. It also organizes “The Annual Wine Tasting in Pairs Contest”, an unprecedented international competition with €30,000 in prize money, having the original concept of competitors working in pairs. Next edition of "The Annual Wine Tasting in Pairs Contest" will be held in 2015 in Madrid, and "La música del vi" in 2016.
Vila Viniteca and Joaquim Vila have won numerous prestigious awards, including:
2006 – Award Víctor de la Serna to Joaquim Vila (for the most outstanding professional by the Academy of Spanish Gastronomy).
2007 – Best Independent Distributor (sector press business award Mercados del Vino y la Distribución).
– Personality of the year in the wine world (Verema.com).
– Professional of the year (the Catalonian Academy of Gastronomy.
2008 – Joaquim Vila named a Knight by Confraria do Vinho do Porto.
2009 – Award from the Catalonian Department of Agriculture and Alimentation for Wine Sales and Distribution.
– French Medal of Merit for Services to Agriculture from the French Ministry of Agriculture.
2010 – Named Officer of the Order of Côteaux de Champagne.
2012 – City of Barcelona Award for Gastronomy (Barcelona City Council).
2013 – Vila Viniteca awarded for Best Top 10 Shopwindow displays in Barcelona
2014 – Only Wine Award for his wine career