Bullas stood waiting at the door for nomination to the elite of Spanish wine-growing as long ago as 1982. Final recognition as a DO territory was not granted though until 1994. The story in Bullas is the same as the rest of the Levante: the demand for good but cheap wine within Spain and abroad was so great that no-one felt much need to try harder. Surpluses were not a problem until the consumer turn increasingly towards quality and away from quantity. Bullas too found times very hard but the crisis now seems to be slowly receding and at least one large bodega is now engaged in the production of wine of acceptable quality.