EL PROGRESO is the oldest Winemaking Cooperative Company in Spain with uninterrupted activity from its initiation.
It was founded in 1917, exactly March 3rd, thanks to the hard work of a small group of farmers concerned about the lack of fair opportunities to process and commercialize their products. It was then established as an agricultural union, and it meant a decent outing to the hard job of farmers that usually felt like they were bound hand and foot when trying to get a fair value for their work. The number of initial associates increased, and the Cooperative obtained better and better results. Thus, after 50 years of activity, in 1967, EL PROGRESO faced a great change that turned it into one of the greatest cooperative companies of its time: Merging with two agricultural Cooperative companies existing in Villarrubia de los Ojos, (La Manchega and La Labradora).
Now, after almost one century of tireless labour, we continue with the same spirit of work that initiated this adventure. Many things have changed, for better, until we have created one of the most thriving and prosper industries in the country, but one thing has always been kept through the years: Passion for our land and our fruits, for our people, and a well done job, a legacy from our ancestors.