Five friends joined together
by a passion for wine.

That’s all we needed. It helps that three of us have worked in the wine industry! The venture sprouted vigorously since each partner brought a specialty to the group: winemaker, packaging expert, quality control, IT guru, and legal expertise.

Jesus Parreňo

PACKAGING EXPERT

Literally growing up “between the vines” Jesus is from a wine making family in the Rioja region, more specifically, Rioja Alta. A mechanical engineer by trade, Jesus has spent his professional career in the wine packaging industry.

If he isn’t fixing a bottling line or creating new machines he can be found cooking his mother’s and grandmothers’ recipes.

Basilio Berisa

WINEMAKER

Our winemaker, Basilio, has been making wine with his family in the Rioja wine region since he was a child. Winemaking isn’t something that he takes lightly. Having worked in wineries in three continents, Basi is always looking to further perfect his craft.

When he isn’t making or bottling wine, you can find him enjoying a glass or perhaps taking a siesta dreaming about his next batch.

Alaina Velasquez

QUALITY CONTROL

Ever the scientist, Alaina is our quality control guru. From California, most of her professional life has been spent in a lab performing microbial monitoring of wine and infrastructure amongst other things.

When she isn’t performing natural cork quality control she can be found studying Spanish and planning to start her own organic farm.

Oisin O'Keeffe

IT GURU

Despite having spent most of his life outside of Spain, Oisin grew up spending summers with his family and friends in Rioja. Having recently moved to Rioja, he loves living in rural Spain and sampling everything that it has to offer - especially the wine!

As an IT professional, you can find him launching websites and mobile applications when he isn’t on the Calle Laurel, in Logroňo,

Tracy Brown

LEGAL EXPERT

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, now a resident of Rioja, Tracy has a legal background. Tracy dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s on our corporate structure and licensing.

When she isn’t working on our contracts and permits, she can be found cycling through vineyards or shadowed by her loving, 150-pound Swiss Mountain “pup,” Atlas. on his quest to find the best pintxo (tapa).

Atlas

RABBIT CHASER

A native of Vancouver, BC, now a resident of Rioja, Atlas can be found enjoying the spanish lifestyle.

If he isn't nibbling on chorizo or fresh veggies from the garden he can be found chasing rabbits through the vines.