The Vinotage Team
'' Get to know us; a group of passionate wine enthusiasts who have followed their dream. A variety of people, creativity and talent with a clear and common goal: Contributing to an authentic wine experience with a WOW! ''
Founder & General Manager
For the past 15 years, Juan has been searching for special indigenous grape varieties. His journey through these forgotten vineyards in the Spanish highlands has brought together the 10 most important wine regions in one Vinotage family.
Sales & Export
Because of her still-growing passion for wine and significantly in Spain, Nathalie has followed her heart. As an export manager, she supports customers in Europe and is the contact person for processing orders, tastings and events.
With over 45 years of experience, Wences is a father figure and the initial inspiration in our team. With his restless and innovative spirit, he has developed many projects in wine regions along the Duero River. He creates his wines which best reflect the grape, the climate, the soil and its people. He is also a pioneer in making organic and vegan certified wines in DO Toro.
Winemaker & Commercial Manager
Even after 25 years, Antonio is still working with as much passion in this unlimited world of winemaking. In the highlands of Castilla la Mancha, he knows how to perfectly translate the elements of nature into his pure, artisanal Orce creations.
As an agricultural engineer and winemaker, Ana is the youngest of the three Meler sisters and is responsible as technical Manager at Bodegas Meler. By combining her innovative talent with ancient traditions, she creates new world wines from the old world with soul.
Simplicity is his style, but with outstanding creations , Antonio is one of the 20 Pago (Grand Cru) winemakers in Spain. He especially enjoys the moment when each grape has developed into the best fruit needed to make the most authentic and excellent pago wines year after year.
The young, athletic Joan is responsible for both viticulture and vinification of the Organic Cava at Planas Albareda, in the heart of Penedès. A real family man who never runs out of energy and as a winemaker, a self-made innovator.
An open-minded winemaker who grew up between the vineyards of Montsant and Priorat. Working in 7 Catalan DOs, with a focus on ecological wine projects. In addition, he is a wine professor at the University of Rovira Virgili. Toni’s speciality is making wines with a specific personality within its own terroir.
After 27 harvests, Rafa still has enough energy to jump on his racing bike to ride around his vineyards in the natural park of Sonsierra, the highest point of Rioja. Nature is the primary base and inspiration for him to make pure Rioja wines that reflect the character of the grape.
Sandra Martín Chivite
Originally from Navarra, Sandra started making wine in one of the most important Bodegas in Rioja. She has been winemaker at Bodegas Diez Siglos in Rueda for years. Her speciality is making pure (vegan) and authentic Verdejo wines. In recent years she has won numerous awards including ‘big gold Bacchus’’ and ‘’Concours Mondial of Brussels.’’ Sandra is also a member of the tasting & certification committee of D.O.C. Rioja and D.O. Rueda.
Joanne van Loon
Junior Office Manager
The passion for the Spanish culture, language and beautiful country combined with the growing interest and challenges in the wine world, have led Joanne to Vinotage. She is responsible for the back office. Her wide range of tasks include processing orders, financial administration, inventory management, support with export and maintenance of the website and social media channels.