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Bierzo, Spain

Veronica Ortega

Veronica Ortega was born in Cadiz in Southern Spain. Her first interest in wine developed through the first wine of her region - Sherry. She went on to work in Priorat  for Daphne Glorian (Clos Erasmus) and Alvaro Palacios. She spent time in New Zealand & Burgundy learning about viticulture. In Burgundy she worked at Comte Armand & Domaine de Romanee Conti. After a further 2 years gaining experience in the Northern Rhône she moved to Bierzo in Spain to set up on her own. Her first four vintages were vinified in the cellar of Raul Perez. Since 2014 she has had her own space to make wine.

The region of Bierzo has a long tradition of wine making and is interesting  for its geographical location and strong  Atlantic  influence. Veronica has old Mencia vines in her vineyards and is creating new and exciting wines with these.