Verónica Ortega is one of the most respected winemakers in Spain today. The daughter of a professional bullfighter, she began her career in apprenticeship at some of the finest winemaking houses in Burgundy. After years of studying her craft there, she brought what she learned back to her native Spain. She began production under her own name in one of Spain’s oldest and most traditional winemaking regions; the Bierzo.
This tiny and enchanting part of the country features century old vines and a winemaking tradition that stretches back through history to Roman times. In 2010 she produced her first vintage, ‘Roc,’ working hand-in-hand with the family farmers who owned the vineyard. Today she owns her own vineyards while still working the land herself, honoring the best traditions of the region.
She is an innovator, bringing the sense of balance and intuition for quality that she developed in Burgundy back to Spain. And she is a guardian of tradition, working still by hand in one of Spain’s oldest winemaking regions, where the land and vines are still held and worked by the same families generation after generation.
Verónica asked us to build her chevron bracelet in 18K pink gold which we have proudly done.