Bodegas Patrocinio, the producer of 'Zinio' is based in the town of Urunuela in Rioja Alta, the classic region in Northern Spain renowned for its tempranillo-based wines. In 1986 a group of grape-growers decided to combine their production to form Bodegas Patrocinio and make branded wines. Until then all the product of the vineyard was sold to other wineries in Rioja. Zinio has been one of their most successful brands. The Zinio sees 6 months in oak while the Zinio Crianza is oak-aged for 14 months. The Gran Zinio Cava originates in Penedes, the home of Cava and is made by the traditional method from the traditional Cava varieties, Xarello, Macabeo and Parellada.