History

“Wine should be available to everyone… that is why we want to produce quality wines by growing grapes and crafting wines with the same values as our father.”” The Solís Brothers

1952 Founder Félix Solís Fernández and his wife Leonor Yáñez move from Félix’s home town in Villanueva de los Infantes to Valdepeñas. He buys the renowned Casa del Huerto del Cura, the house in the priest’s garden. The winery has retained the original warehouses, the tinajas (huge earthenware jars), the barrel cellars, the underground cave and the typical layout of La Mancha’s manor houses. It is the current headquarters of the company.

1962 Félix Solís buys a bottling company in Madrid. The wine is transported in wooden barrels and then hand bottled. The bottles are then distributed in a small van to the bars and restaurants in Madrid. This is the launch of “Viña Albali”.

1968 The regulatory body for Valdepeñas Denominación de Origen determines that producers must produce and bottle their wines at their original location. Félix subsequently moves the company to its current location by the national highway that links Madrid and Cadiz.

1998 Félix Solís creates Shanghai Félix Solís Winery Co. Ltd in China.

1999 Félix Solís opens Félix Solís CZ in the Czech Republic.

2001 The automatic warehouse is built.

2002 Pagos del Rey opens its first winery in Ribera del Duero. Félix Solís buys a winery in La Mancha and starts enhancing its facilities

2003 Félix Solís sets up in Mexico DF.

2004  Félix Solís opens France SARL in Bordeaux, France.

2005 Pagos del Rey opens its second winery in Rueda. Félix Solís GmbH opens in Augsburg, Germany.

2006 Pagos del Rey opens its third winery in Rioja.

2007 Félix Solís opens an office in Tokyo, Japan.

2008 Félix Solís opens its first office in New York. Pagos del Rey opens its winery in Toro.

2012 The central winery in Valdepeñas upgrades and increases capacity. A €50 million investment commences Félix Solís Avantis in Napa, California.

2013 Félix Solís Avantis sets up in Canterbury, UK.

2014 The Wine Museum opens its doors in Pagos del Rey as part of our facilities in Toro.

Mission · Philosophy

“Wine and wine culture is closely attached to families… Our father was a great entrepreneur. We believe it is our duty to further professionalise our company and at the same time maintain our family ties” The Solís Brothers

Félix Solís Avantis is a leading producer in the international wine industry that can be found in more than 115 countries.

The company is owned by the third generation Solís brothers, who still combine tradition and modernization. Its plant in Valdepeñas has evolved to become one of the largest and most innovative wine-producing facilities in the world.

Our presence in six key wine-producing regions in Spain enables us to offer the widest range of products in the Spanish industry. Thanks to this and to our constant research, we are able to create internationally credited wines.

Our mission consists of offering quality wine at a competitive price and to provide the best possible service to our customers worldwide. Our range of wines is organised according to sales channels in order to respond to market demands in the most efficient manner.