Campo Viejo combines the power of three to launch winemakers’ blend

Article 18/03/2021

  • Campo Viejo’s three female winemakers have contributed their individual styles towards the expressive blend
  • Bold new wine blends three of Spain’s most vibrant varietals – Tempranillo, Garnacha and Bobal
  • Campo Viejo also set to return to TV in March ahead of the Winemakers’ Blend launch

Campo Viejo, the UK’s No.1 Spanish wine brand[1], is launching Winemakers’ Blend – a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Bobal, combining the most vibrant expressions of Spain. The wine blends the experience and craftsmanship of Campo Viejo’s three female winemakers to create the ultimate red blend that is smooth and vibrant, with red fruit richness and elegant intensity. Debuting with a premium deep purple design, the screwcap bottle is set to launch in Tesco on 5th April and in Morrisons on 17th May at £8.25 RRP.

Campo Viejo Winemakers’ Blend is a collaboration between the brand’s three winemakers – Elena Suarez, Irene Perez and Elena Adell – who each bring their own unique influence to the expressive blend. Elena Suarez’s energy and curiosity is a reflection of a new winemaking generation, whilst Irene Perez’s scientific background brings technical rigour and balance. Both are complemented by Chief winemaker, Elena Adell’s knowledge of Spanish wine innovation and new varietal exploration.

Three varietals are used in Campo Viejo Winemakers’ Blend: Tempranillo from Manchuela vineyards, which provides intense fruit concentration and colour along with great structure; Garnacha from the Mediterranean region, which has an important fixed acidity that provides freshness on the palate as well as a varied bouquet of red fruit; and Bobal using some of the oldest vines from Utiel-Requena, which has a market acidity that perfectly complements the Tempranillo. The result is a wine of the highest quality, that is deep cherry red in colour, with hints of cherry, strawberry, plum and blueberry, as well as soft toasted notes that give it depth and complexity. Campo Viejo Winemakers’ Blend is a versatile wine that pairs well with beef, pasta, chicken, salmon, all kinds of cheeses, as well as vegetarian options such as shakshuka.

Campo Viejo holds a 23.1% value share of the Spanish wine category and is experiencing double-digit growth (+22.5%), ahead of the sub-category[2]. Tempranillo is the leading grape variety in Spanish wine with a value share of 39.4%, and Garnacha is also seeing growth with value sales increasing +22.1%[3]. At a total market level, blended red wine is growing +41% in value[4] and the premiumisation trend continues to grow with premium-price wines now holding the largest value share at 30%[5].

Lucy Bearman, Wine Portfolio Director for Pernod Ricard UK, comments: “Winemakers’ Blend has been created with craft and care, and is a blend of diverse personalities and expertise, resulting in this stunning new wine. Campo Viejo already produces the UK’s favourite red wine, and we are set to continue to drive value into the Spanish category by attracting new consumers with a bold label and approachable wine style, as well as providing our existing audience with a fresh take from the brand. The screwcap closure will offer convenience to shoppers and differentiate Winemakers’ Blend from our wider family of Riojan wines. Campo Viejo is a brand that celebrates sharing and we hope that this wine will feature in our consumer’s convivial moments as lockdown starts to ease.”

The Winemakers’ Blend launch will be supported by vibrant in-store point of sale to drive standout, as well as consumer PR and social media support. Ahead of launch, Campo Viejo will be back on TV, VOD and social media for three weeks from 15th March with its ‘Decanta La Vida’ marketing campaign. The creative brings to life the Spanish way of life and captures the spirit of sharing, with Campo Viejo’s Tempranillo, Reserva, Rosé and Blanco SKUs highlighted to drive brand awareness amongst 80% of UK ABC1 adults.


[1] AC Nielsen | Total Off Trade | Value Share | MAT data to 02.01.2021

[2] AC Nielsen | Total Off Trade | Value Share | MAT data to 02.01.2021

[3] AC Nielsen | Total Off Trade | MAT value sales data to 02.01.2021

[4] AC Nielsen | Total Off Trade | MAT value sales data to 02.01.2021

[5] AC Nielsen | Total Off Trade | MAT value sales data to 26.12.2020