My name is Jorge, and I would like to introduce myself in this media, since I have just join the technical team of Bodegas San Alejandro. I was born in Zaragoza, but my family comes from the region of Calatayud. So, after studying Chemistry and Winemaking I realized that my future was going to be linked to the fascinating vineyards that I have always had so close.
But to achieve that, I have spent the last five years working in wineries in different countries (Spain, France, Italy, Chili, New Zealand and South Africa). In this time I have learnt a lot of things from really talented winemakers and viticulturists, I have had the opportunity of visiting incredible wineries and vineyards, and I have shared experiences with young people who want to learn and to contribute with the best of them to this sector. In conclusion, I have created my own vision of the wine world.
I was lucky to work at Bodegas San Alejandro last harvest, an opportunity that helped each other to realize that we had common values, concerns and vision, that is why I´m really excited about this new stage of my life. I´m going to share all my experience in order to, together with our chief winemaker Juanvi and the rest of the team, elaborate even better wines at Bodegas San Alejandro, contributing by this way to their philosophy of continuous improvement and innovation.
I belong to a generation of winemakers that we should make the wine interesting for the public, forget about technicalities and elitism, and transform the wine in a nearby, pleasant and desirable drink for the consumer.
Nature, science, history, intuition, detail… The wine world is fascinating, I hope I can share with all of you the next successes of Bodegas San Alejandro.