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Starting a new career in wine after studying for an unrelated degree has proven valuable to two young members of the Rioja community:  Marta Ortiz-Arce Vizcarro and Alex Las Heras.

Born and raised in Westhofen, a small village in Rheinhessen, Katharina Wechsler made it to no less a place than the German capital Berlin. As a television editor, Katharina experienced the creative world of television at close quarters. At some point, however, her roots seemed to call for her, for she found her way back to the vineyards in which she had grown up and to the centuries-old family tradition of wine.

Casablanca Winegrowers Association announces incorporation of a new General Manager. The position was assumed by Stefano Viganego, Commercial Engineer with a background in business and administration. Lover of wine and experiences related to wine tourism, he had never had the opportunity to work in the area, however, this new experience has been exciting for him.Casablanca Winegrowers Association announces incorporation of a new General Manager. The position was assumed by Stefano Viganego, Commercial Engineer with a background in business and administration. Lover of wine and experiences related to wine tourism, he had never had the opportunity to work in the area, however, this new experience has been exciting for him.

Vinorama Wine Tour : a perfect mix of tasting, walking and authenticity

It all started with the purchase of his home in Napa Valley in 1990. As the President of Disney Studios, coming to Napa each weekend was meant to be a break from Hollywood’s hustle and bustle. Little did he know, the fruit growing on his property was highly sought after, and he quickly realized he had something special. 

The wine sector can offer a real opportunity to transform passion into a proper work.

When you visit the vineyards of Bordeaux, sipping a delicious glass of wine and looking out across the vines, it is easy to fantasise about buying your own vineyard.  Perhaps friends will gently remind you of the old saying “If you want to make a small fortune in wine, start with a large one”.   However, there are many who have taken the leap from successful careers elsewhere to become successful Bordeaux wine makers, employing the same skills, drive and experience.  Here are some who also have a desire to share their new passion by welcoming guests to their properties

Dudley Brown and Irina Santiago-Brown are mid-life converts to winegrowing and winemaking. After leaving overseas careers in high tech and government to move to Australia they’ve since become fanatical wine industry participants.  

The Contest Painting the Harvest in Valparaíso Casablanca Valley is already a tradition. This instance perfectly combines art, wine, vintage and approach of vineyards to children.

Visitors to Rioja can find much more than wine inside the winery walls.  Two of the most outstanding examples are the Ontañón Winery and Museum and the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture.

Ontañón’s motto is “Passion for vineyards, passion for wine and passion for art”.  To visit the winery and museum just outside Logroño is to immerse oneself in the Pérez Cuevas family’s collection of paintings and sculptures created by artist Miguel Ángel Sainz depicting the role of wine in Greek mythology.

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