On a mission to put his birthplace on a par with Rioja
- Jorge's passionate about showing that Valencia can make wines to compete with the best of Rioja.
- While Angel funded, Jorge produced scrumptious reds like Castillo Catadau as proof, giving you the chance to drink Gran Reserva quality for the price of a basic Rioja!
- These days, Jorge is the Head Enologist for Bodega La Vina, one of the leading wineries in Valencia in a small town called La Font de la Figuera. In fact, it won best farming cooperative from the Valencian Regional Government!
Years Angel-funded: 2012-18
Map of the Vineyard
Jorge Caus Pertegaz's Story
"I was born in the heart of Valencia City, surrounded by buildings, a lot of cars and asphalt. No vineyards were around me. Because of this and also because I like wine I decided to go outside the city and to discover Spanish Vineyards. The rest is history!
After a period of training in Valencia and California I went back home and I began my work in La Vi�a, first as a manager for Quality and currently as a Technical Manager. La Vina is located in the charming village of Fuente La Higuera, literally �Fountain of The Fig Tree", some 100 km south of Valencia City on Spain�s Mediterranean coast.
Although I am the head winemaker in a huge winery, my personal passion is going into a pet project...to show that Valencia can make wines to compete with the best of Rioja.
What do I love about being a winemaker? Well, I get to drink lots of wine for free! And I get to work with something that makes life more enjoyable."
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