Meet the producer: Envínate

When friends become fellow wine-makers

Envínate, also known as wine-yourself, is the brainchild of Laura Ramos, Jose Martínez, Roberto Santana and Alfonso Torrente, four friends who met back in 2005 while studying oenology at the University of Miguel Hernández in Alicante. The friends formed a winemaking consultancy which evolved into Envínate, a project that focuses on exploring distinctive parcels mainly in the Atlantic regions of Ribera Sacra and the Canary Islands. Their work is currently focused on exploring the ancient, Atlantic-infused terruños of Ribeira Sacra, Canary Islands, Extremadura and Almansa.

Envínate have pioneered a new way of making wine in Spain. They are great advocates of fresh, Atlantic-style wines that reflect local soils and grape varieties. It should come as no surprise that their two most important projects are in the Canary Islands and in Galicia’s Ribeira Sacra. They work with obscure indigenous grape varieties tending the land by hand and with minimal intervention in the winemaking process. Their aim is to make profoundly pure and authentic wines that express the ‘terruno’ of each parcel. To this end no chemicals are used in any of their vineyards, all parcels are picked by hand, the grapes are foot trodden and the wines are fermented exclusively with wild yeasts. The results are some of the most exciting and honest wines being produced in Spain today. These are truly natural wines!

Envínate have been flagged by Wine spectator as the hottest new producers in Spain. In addition Jancis Robinson has referenced them many times in her writings. We love the story of Envínate at Glug and some of our most popular listed wines hailing from this producer are : Albahra, Taganan red and white, Lousas vinas de Aldea, Benje red and white, Migan and Palo Blanco.

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