Telmo Rodriguez ranks among the top of Spain’s elite winemakers. Originally from Rioja, he spent many years exploring Spain’s numerous wine appellations observing plots that lay practically abandoned but which had the potential to become some of the best vineyards in the world. He partnered with his friend Pablo Eguzkiza in the early 1990's to create Comapania de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez, a project that has identified and restored sites in nine different wine regions across the country. Trained as winemakers at University of Bordeaux, with formative experience working for some of France's finest, Telmo and Pablo are among the most thoughtful of Spain's post-industrial organic producers today.