D.O. Cariñena is the oldest D.O. in the region of Aragon. Known as “El Vino de las Piedras” (“The Wine of the Rocks”) for its rocky and compact soil that holds water exceptionally well, Cariñena is also the largest of the D.O.s, with 14,513 hectares of vineyards and 1,600 growers. Garnacha accounts for 31% of production. The soil is clay and limestone and the climate is continental, influenced by three rivers, a mountain system, and the cool Cierzo wind. Elevation of the vineyards is 350 to 800 meters.