A Celebration of Our Women Wine Makers!

March is Women's History Month and yesterday was International Women's day! We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate our Women Wine Makers. Many or these remarkable women are at the forefront of their fields, leading the way in sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming and winemaking. We are so proud to work with them!

 Maria Jesus Hernandez of Balnea, with Florencio

Maria Jesus Hernandez of Balnea, with Florencio

Maria Jesus Hernadez is the winemaker for our Verdejo, Balnea. For the Balnea wine, Maria ferments at very low temperatures for 2-3 times longer than the region's standards to extract the wonderful aromas and flavors of this wine. She is the only winemaker in this region experimenting with this novel method of fermentation.

 Andrea Marchiori of Marchiori and Barraud, with her youngest daughter,  in the family's vineyards.

Andrea Marchiori of Marchiori and Barraud, with her youngest daughter,  in the family's vineyards.

The other half of the the well known Marchiori and Barraud husband and wife team, Andrea Marchiori holds a degree in winemaking from the University of Mendoza and worked in some of the most well known wineries in California before creating her own wines. The vineyards are organically farmed. 

 Eva Maisulan (right), her husband Luis Maisulan (left) and Florencio (center)

Eva Maisulan (right), her husband Luis Maisulan (left) and Florencio (center)

Eva Maisulan holds a degree in Enology and a Masters degree in Wine Technology and Innovation. She and her husband Luis own a small winery in Rioja Alavesa where they practice organic and biodynamic viticulture.

 Sandra Estevez of Vinicola Del Priorat

Sandra Estevez of Vinicola Del Priorat

Sandra Estevez is creating some extraordinary wines at Vinicola Del Priorat. The Onix wines have had some of their best vintages yet!