Women in Wine: Veronica Pareja

With March being Women's History Month, and March 8th International Women's Day, we are featuring some of our women winemakers & women-run wineries. We hope you'll join us in celebrating the successes and empowerment of women in the wine world and beyond, and raise a glass to women everywhere with a wine that suits the occasion!

Veronica Pareja, Winemaker & Cellar Chief of Bodega Emina Ribera del Duero, a part of Bodegas Familiares Matarromera

Veronica Pareja, Winemaker and Cellar Chief for Bodegas Familiares Matarromera, helped to develop the award-winning organic wines from the Ribera del Duero, Rueda and Toro regions of Spain. She is also the winemaker behind the popular "Granza" Tempranillo, below. Veronica previously worked both at the University of Córdoba and the Denomination of Origin Montilla-Moriles.

Veronica’s goal is to improve, step by step, in each of the topics that she is dealing with every day: viticulture, winemaking, sourcing, traceability, personnel management, and computer software. She is always interested in new technologies or applications to achieve the best final results.

Bodegas Familiares Matarromera, producing some of the world’s finest Spanish organic wines, is found deep in the heart of the Ribera del Duero region of Spain. GRANZA is named after a story linked to the land—the trace of the heads of wheat left by the wind on the field. That field eventually hosts the roots of the vines located in the heart of the D.O.s Ribera de Duero, Rueda, and Toro.

GRANZA results from the same care and respect for the land and the environment with which our ancestors farmed the land. These origins, in addition to the continuous search for the highest quality grapes and superior elaboration process, are the keys to producing these elegant and unique wines.

Featured wine: Bodegas Matarromera "Granza" Tempranillo - Ribera del Duero DO - 2016 - 90 points, James Suckling

Black fruit aromas, intense & elegant complexity with long finish. Serve with red meats, stews, polenta dishes, aged cheeses. Only indigenous yeasts used. Suitable for vegans. Wine made from certified organic grapes.

Read more of our Women in Wine series here.

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