During the 18th century and at the beginnings of the19th, plantations of Roman Muscat grape covered the valley's land. This grape variety was used to produce raisins which were the basis of a successful commercial export trade to the American and European markets. Other varieties like the Garnache grape, known as “Giró or Gironet”, grew on the mountainsides and were used for the production of wine.
At the beginning of the XX centuary the crisis that affected the raisin trade and the Phylloxera Plague that attacked the vines, caused a “Black Hole” in our agricultural evolution, until 1962, when 14 farmers decided to form a Society, which is nowadays known as the “Bodega Cooperativa Virgen Pobre”. It was established in Jalón (Xalò) and now, after more than 50 years of existence it emerges as a real leader of the Viticulture of the region.