Black Gold Rush
Fortune seekers and wine pioneers stake their claim in Spain's emerging Ribera del Duero region
Telmo Rodriguez rolls up a dirt driveway in a Mercedes SUV, coming to a stop before the open doors of a warehouse winery deep in Spain's Ribera del Duero region. Surrounded by mounds of rock-strewn soil, the winery looks as though it didn't exist until just a short time ago.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2002.