Mariano García Montaña, has been a key influence in Ribera, beginning with his long tenure as winemaker for the region's most prestigious producer, Vega Sicilia, then with his own Bodegas Mauro. His family's impact now extends across northern Spain. His son, Eduardo García Montaña, and nephew, Isaac Fernández Montaña, are two of Spain's brightest young winemaking stars. All the family's projects emphasize old vines over winemaking methods, and aim for wines that express their terroir.
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