Our artisans


Without a vineyard we are nothing. But without the human team behind El Coto de Rioja we would not have become what we are.

Technical director

director técnico del equipo humano de el coto rioja

César Fernández

Technical director

My motivation is to work in close contact with nature to create great wines. Doing it with the demand of El Coto de Rioja requires: the best human team and the best technology.

Oenology team

enólogo del equipo humano de el coto rioja

Cosme De La Rica


One of the first memories of my childhood, of those that are never forgotten, is accompanying my grandfather to the winery. This world has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.

un enólogo del equipo humano de el coto rioja

Javier Fernández


My initial interest was the vineyard and viticulture, but during my training process the production was taking more and more weight and now my true passion is oenology.

coordinador de enología vinos tintos del equipo humano de el coto rioja

Luis Lucendo

Red Wine Enology Coordinator

After a scholarship at the Haro Oenological Station, I had the opportunity to work at the San Vicente de la Sonsierra Cooperative together with Manuel Ruiz Hernández. Y believe that by that I say everything

Viticulture equipment

responsable de viticultura del equipo humano de el coto rioja

José Mº Ruiz

Head of viticulture. Head of Viñedo Rioja Alavesa.

My whole maternal family is a winegrower. That attracted me to study Agricultural Technical Engineering. It was the best way to stay connected with this world.

Bárbara Sebastián

R + D + I and Viticulture Director. Responsible for the Los Almendros and Carbonera farms

I am an Agricultural Engineer because of my passion for the field, but my thing with viticulture was a real crush. And to that I dedicate all my efforts with the invaluable help of Daniel Hernández.

director de aprovisionamientos d.o.ca. del equipo humano de el coto rioja

Fernando González

Director of Procurement D.O.Ca. Rioja and Responsible Viticulture of Viñedo Rioja Alta

My grandfather, my father and me. Three generations dedicated to the vineyard. In my family memories a vine or a grape always appears. My arrival at Rioja was only a matter of time.