Historia - Uvasdoce Productores de Uva de Mesa
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Care based innovation – the most natural of results

Uvasdoce produces, imports and exports table grapes and is led by the young team that has inherited the work that the founder of Frutas La Ballena, Alfredo Miralles Pérez, began in the 1970s.

Uvasdoce is located in Monforte del Cid (Alicante, Spain), a region with one of the longest-standing traditions in grape cultivation in the world. Its vines are situated in the heart of the Vinalopó valley. The area is known as the ‘Valley of Grapes’ because its gentle microclimate throughout the year means that top quality fruit is grown there.

The chronology of a project with a future

History is not what we have already written, but what is still waiting to be written.

  • 70´s Alfredo Miralles Pérez begins working as a farmer and table grape exporter.
  • 1994 Driven by the growth in sales, Alredo Miralles sets up Frutas La Ballena, S.L.
  • 1995 Alfredo Miralles Guirao joins Frutas La Bellna, S.L., the first of the second generation of the Miralles family to do so.
  • 1997 12 hectares of Victoria, Ideal and Red Globe table grapes are planted in the Terola vineyard.
  • 2000 The Uvasdoce line of products specialising in the twelve grapes for New Year’s Eve celebrations begins. It was created by the second generation of the Miralles family – Alfredo Miralles Guirao, María Dolores Miralles Guirao and Estrella Miralles Guirao.
  • 2002 New facilities for packaging table grapes with a floorspace of 1,500 m2 are opened. They were the most modern facilities for table grape packaging in the province at the time.
  • 2003 Uvasdoce becomes a pioneer in Alicante in the cultivation of seedless grapes at the Estación vineyard that is 2.5 hectares in size. Cultivation of the innovative variety of seedless grapes – Crimson – begins.
  • 2007 All our vines are awarded Integrated Production quality certification. Alfredo Miralles Guirao is named sole administrator of Frutas Ballena, S.L and, in doing so, takes charge of the generational handover from his father.
  • 2009 The company moves to new facilities with a 2,500 m2 fruit and vegetable plant situated on a 15,000 m2 plot. This new workplace is situated in a privileged environment close to the area’s most significant communication routes. It also has the latest in table grape handling, cooling and exporting technology. The company exhibits at the international Fruit Attraction and Fruit Logistica shows for the very first time. All our vines are awarded the Globalgap quality certificate.
  • 2010 25 new hectares of the most modern and sought-after varieties of seedless green and red grapes in export markets and the traditional Red Globe and Aledo varieties are planted at the Serreta vineyard.
  • 2011 The company is awarded BRC and IFS quality certifications for agro-food packaging and sales. These certifications are the most important in the agro-food industry on an international scale.
  • 2012 Uvasdoce celebrates its 12th anniversary and the start of corporate social responsibility activities by donating 20,000 bags of 12 grapes for New Year’s Eve to the food bank.
  • 2013 The company is awarded the ASAJA (young farmer agricultural association) prize for the best agricultural company in Alicante. Uvasdoce is featured on the ‘Comando Actualidad’ Spanish TV documentary on large scale sales. Alberto Fabra, President of the Generalitat, visits the facilities in recognition of its innovation and growth in table grape production. Along with AECC (Spanish cancer association), Uvasdoce launches its Solidarity Grapes. A percentage of the sales are donated in support of cancer prevention.
  • 2014 Uvasdoce is selected to represent Spanish grapes in the ‘Grapes of the World’ annual edited by the Fresh Fruit on-line portal, a leader in the South American market.
  • 2015 Uvasdoce increase its catalogue of seedless table grape varieties with the Grappa range. It also sponsors the 1st edition of the Vinalopó Early New Year’s Eve event attended by over 3,000 people.
  • 2016 Uvasdoce harvests two new seedless table grape varieties from the SNFL (Special New Fruit Licensing) range for the very first time. Planting takes place at the new Negreta vineyard that will be harvested for the first time in 2017. The facilities are improved with the introduction of new cold areas and machinery.
  • 2017 A new packaging line with Framework System is started up. It is one of the most advanced on the market. The company will also harvest the Negreta vineyard for the very first time.