The Rubio-Villar family have been involved with wine making in the area for well over a century. Juan Rubio Hernando built a small underground clay cellar in the town to produce “El Clarete de Cordovín” made in stone vats. Production gradually increased and subsequent family generations invested in new vineyards. In 1961, Delfín Rubio decided to sell the wine directly to the bottlers rather than through the local traders as was the custom. As a result “El Clarete de Cordovín” became well known across Northern Spain for its quality. In the early 1980s Honorio Rubio took control of the bodega and in 1989 started bottling the wine and selling directly to their customers.
Changes were made to the small underground clay cellar to keep up with technological advances without sacrificing the quality and nature of this family made wine.