Throughout his entire life, Jose María has been producing wines in Rioja. Jose began his career assisting his father, who was the winemaker at Bodegas Lagunilla. When Jose received his oenology degree in 1975, he officially joined the winemaking team. 20 years later in the town where he was born, Fuenmayor, in the hearth of La Rioja Alta, Jose took the position as Chief Winemaker for Berberana.
Ever since he was young, Jose María has been very well-known in la Rioja Alta, where he used to act as a consultant to small wineries, taking advantage of the knowledge he learnt during his adolescence.
Over the last 10 years, Jose María has achieved much recognition for his wines, receiving more than 100 medals in International competitions.
Jose María Merino
Throughout his entire life Antonio has been involved with the cavas and still wines of Catalunya, where he was born and raised between vineyards in Sant Sadurni D’Anoia. Known as the Maestro of Monistrol, he joined Monistrol 20 years ago revolutionizing the winery with sophisticated winemaking techniques.
Antonio’s rose cavas were one of the first to be exported out of Spain. Many years later, the brut rose wines produced at Monistrol are still dominating the most discerning markets.
During the last 10 years, Antonio’s cavas have received more than 140 medals in International competitions.