Juan Haro – Founder & General Manager
Juan is founder and general manager of Vinotage: a group of small, family owned wineries in different Denominations of Origin in Spain. Our group of enthusiastic winemakers is passionate about making pure artisanal wines and creating new experiences, together with dedicated partners all over the world. Juan Haro’s mission is to build and expand partnerships in order to distinguish himself from the big mass wineries. Besides his engineering degree, Juan has an MBA in Business Administration by IBO. He loves sports, especially running and skiing. Juan has two children and lives both in Spain and in the Netherlands.
Antonio Rodriguez – Winemaker
After finishing his Enology and Marketing studies, Antonio’s life has been linked to the wine world. He gained experience in different wineries in Extremadura Castilla la Mancha and Rioja. During the first years, his work was mostly dedicated to the technical aspects and winemaking but later on he began to set his sight on global product design as well. Nowadays, he is not only concentrating on the wine-making itself, he works on everything that involves the final product until it is ready for the market. Antonio is the winemaker of Bodegas Martinez Saez, which is located in D.O. La Mancha.
Antonio Merino Arribas – Winemaker
The winemaking vocation of Antonio comes from the wine-growing tradition in the family Sánchez Contreras. Antonio, together with his wife Sandra, has started one of the first micro vinifications estates. After numerous tests they have achieved the results they wanted, which encouraged them to move from having wines in the “garage” to building their own winery. Today, 20 years after making their first wines, they have established a reputation of singularity by creating the D.O.P. Pago Casa del Blanco.
Rosa Zarza – Winemaker
Rosa is agriculture engineer and winemaker, she has a Master in Viticulture, Oenology and Wine Marketing. Since the first course of engineering, her vocation has been clear and therefore she started internships at wineries in Ribera del Duero, Rueda, and Cigales. Rosa completed her studies in the Armagnan area in France after which she vinified in Mendoza in Argentina. She is currently technical director of different wineries located in Toro, Ribeira del Duero, Rueda, Costers del Segre (Lérida) and Bullas (Murcia), jury for national and international competitions, and member of the tasting and certification committee of D.O. Toro. Besides that, Rosa works together with magazines like ‘Summilleres’ and ‘Enjoy the Wine’.