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Spain: Cepa 21

Cepa 21 focuses on modern and minimalist methods of wine-making. The winery boasts a strong social conscience, adhering to 3 core principles: innovation, tradition, and social responsibility.

Italy: Albino Rocca

Albino Rocca is a small family winery in the Piedmont region of Italy. The winery can trace its history back through four generations of the Rocca family, when Albino’s father Giacomo began selling grapes from the family vineyards in the 1940s, and later making his own wine.

In the 1960s, Albino Rocca inherited some of the family’s most prized vineyards, and founded the current winery. The hard work of Albino and his late son, Angelo, created the world-class winery that exists today. The winery combines traditional and modern winemaking techniques to create Barbaresco from the Nebbiolo grape, as well as other wines.

France: Domaine de Bellene

Nicolas Potel produces some of the most sought-after wines in the Burgundy region. Nicolas learned the art of winemaking on his family’s estate in Volnay. In 2005, he established his own winery, Domaine de Bellene, and in 2008, he launched Maison Roche de Bellene, his negociant business. Nicolas blends traditional and modern techniques by using grapes from old vines and biodynamic and organic farming methods.

France: Stephane Aviron

Stephane Aviron is a small, independent wine-maker in the Beaujolais region of France, which is located immediately south of Burgundy. Stephane has earned a reputation for being a neo-traditionalist, combining grapes from very old vines with both modern and traditional wine-making methods to produce wines that stand up to the finest of Burgundies in quality and complexity.

France: Delas

Delas was founded over 160 years ago in the northern Rhône Valley in France. Having been acquired by Champagne Deutz in 1977, Delas is a study in coexistence between traditional and modern approaches to winemaking, embracing its own long history and the rebirth that has come with the Champagne Deutz influence.

Under the guidance of winemaker Jacques Grange, Delas combines state-of-the-art equipment and meticulous attention to detail to produce wines that are complex yet economical. The winery’s vineyards can be found on the steep, scenic slopes of the northern Rhône, and are part of some of the region’s most prominent appellations.

Spain: Emilio Moro

Located in the Ribera del Duero region of Spain, Emilio Moro represents a devotion to wine-making that goes back 3 generations. The family’s commitment survived the Spanish Civil War, when it held fast to grape-growing while most other farmers turned to more lucrative crops. The Emilio Moro Wineries stand out among their contemporaries because of their emphasis on research and technology to optimise the grape-growing process, and reduce the likelihood of certain vine diseases.

Spain: Eguren

Eguren was founded in 1870 in the La Rioja region of Spain. Throughout its history, it has remained a family-owned winery, and is currently run by the 5th generation of the Eguren family. While it is among the longest-standing wineries in Europe, Eguren is now known for its modern wine-making methods. Eguren actually consists of 6 different wineries: Sierra Cantabria, Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, Señorío de San Vicente, Viñedos de Páganos, Teso La Monja, and Dominio de Eguren. The 6 wineries produce a total of 26 wines. From grape-growing to the fine arts of fermentation and aging, Eguren emphasises quality over quantity.

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