JOSE ANTONIO GARCIA WINES Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Jose Antonio García is a third generation vigneron from the village of Valtuille de Abajo in Bierzo, Northwest Spain. Farming 75 plots of family land, this savvy oenophile has left behind his day job to return to his roots and true passion in life. Jose and his wife Julia Peña García (together they are G²) families have owned vineyards in Bierzo for generations, providing wines that would become the backbone of other famous blends, but never bottling for themselves. In the spirit of elevating their family holdings and with an inexhaustible work ethic, Jose and Julia set out recuperating historic vineyards by hand, recovering them one by one from the stranglehold of wild ivy. A monumental work, considering the 22ha they own and the fact that they are doing all of the work themselves. The wines are very limited in quantity and offer tremendous value!
Located in northwestern Spain, Bierzo is set amongst a backdrop of castles, small townships and the majestic mountain view of Alta Bierzo. These wines are just as stunning as the scenery. Thanks to an enterprising group of wine makers and the introduction of more modern wine making techniques, relatively unknown varietals like Mencia and Godello are starting to gain more international attention.