About This Vineyard
Telmo Rodriguez is one of Spain’s most celebrated winemakers. As well as looking after the wines at family property Remelluri (in Rioja), he’s making a wide range of organic wines from all over Spain under his own name. These are tremendously appealing wines: they are modern, but still show regional typicity, they are beautifully packaged, and they offer value for money.
Telmo’s rise to fame began about 10 years ago, when he was the winemaker at Remelluri, a winery in Rioja owned by his father. When Telmo graduated from Bordeaux’s prestigious enology school (he speaks fluent French as well as Spanish, English and Basque), his father asked him to come back to Spain and run Remelluri. By then Telmo had apprenticed at several high-profile chateaus, including Cos d’Estournel, and worked in the Rhône Valley for the great Gérard Chave.
Telmo remained at Remelluri through the mid ’90s, earning high scores for the estate, where he practiced rigorous quality-control measures that included reducing yields and implementing organic viticultural techniques. He has recently retaken the reigns at Remulluri.