Bodegas Nekeas was founded in 1990 as a result of a collaboration between the Lizarraga, Urricelqui, Sola, Lacunza, San Martín, Huarte, Erviti and Echarte families. These families, friends for decades and native to Navarra, all have rich histories based in viticulture. After the industrialization of Navarran viticulture and winemaking in the latter half of the 20th century, the current president of the winery, Francisco (Paco) San Martín, united the families and proposed the foundation of Nekeas, which, apart from uniting the current family's estates, would involve the planting of 160 Ha. of vineyards and the construction of a winery in the Nekeas valley outside of Añorbe. The estate has grown to be recognized as a figurehead of quality in Navarra, especially due to its commitment towards viticulture and the cultivation of old vineyards of indigenous Garnacha.