In the early Middle Ages, vine cultivation was an important value in the Campurria region, proof of which is that the Collegiate Church of San Martín de Elines has a Codex from the 15th century which mentions the presence of vineyards in the municipality. The manuscript tells how the farmers used the bad grapes to pay tithes to the old monastery, keeping the good ones for themselves.
EXISTENCE OF VINEYARDS IN VALDERREDIBLE…
– 14th century: Libro de miseria de omne. Remigio Garmendia (clerical tailor and amateur antiquarian) acquires this codex in Valderredible.
Among many other things, it speaks of the abundance of vineyards in these lands during the Middle Ages:
El señor en este comedio por las viñas va
Anda valles y oteros caza non puede