Intruder Spills Wine worth €2.5m at Spanish Winery

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The BBC is reporting a Spanish winery, Cepa 21, experienced significant losses exceeding €2.5 million (£2.1 million) when an unidentified individual emptied 60,000 litres of wine by opening tanks in the early hours of Sunday. This act of vandalism targeted two of the winery’s premium wines, Horcajo and Malabrigo.

The complexity of the tanks’ security mechanisms suggests the perpetrator had knowledge of the winery’s operations. The intruder was clearly familiar with both the winery and its security measures.

The winery, situated in Castrillo de Duero, a village in north-western Spain, now faces a considerable financial and material setback. Police investigations are underway, supported by CCTV footage showing a hooded figure methodically opening the wine tanks.