In the mid-1960s, 175 vintners decided to join forces and founded the Union Cosecheros de Labastida (now Bodegas y Viñedos Labastida), which currently ranks as the largest co-operative winery with a production of 7 million litres. From the outset, the growers wanted to be involved in the entire production process, from vineyard cultivation to barrel-ageing to bottling. Towards this end, the co-op established its own brands, such as Montebuena and Solagüen, and enhanced its facilities, equipping them with the most modern equipment available. Now it is at the forefront of sustainability and innovation, with projects such as controlling the carbon footprint and applying precision viticulture.