María José López de Heredia

María José López de Heredia will be speaking at the session Inspirational Spain

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María José López de Heredia was born in Haro, La Rioja in 1968. She studied Law and Theology in the University of Deusto, Bilbao. However, her main ambition was to following the family winery of which she is the fourth generation. When she finished her degree she spent two years studying Viticulture and Winemaking in the University of the Rioja obtaining a degree in Viticulture and Oenology in 1993. Her main investigation work was the Graciano grape variety.

In 2000 she became General Manager of her family Company. She is proud to maintain the traditional vine and winemaking methods of her predecessors and made wines with a personality that has not changed in 141 years.

She is a member of several associations related to wine and social contribution both in and outside of Rioja.