While we pride ourselves on having the best technology and cleanest facilities, ultimately, it is the care and attentiveness to the grapes and wine that makes a great vintage. This is the heart of the winery. The team at Bodega 202 works together towards creating a unique quality wine, inspiring and giving pleasure to the world.
THE ROONEY FAMILY
The Rooney’s view Bodega 202 as a personal, family endeavor. Their son, Michael, heads up the operation now striving to carry out his parents’ vision of a boutique single vineyard winery. Michael is an attorney residing in Washington D.C., while spending as much time as he can in Rioja. Most of all from the project, he enjoys working with Luis and Marta, especially the long days of the harvest season where the hard work pays off in the wine later.
As the Rooney’s began the project of building a boutique winery they met winemaker Luis Güemes. He fell in love with Bodega 202 from the very first moment.
As an Agronomical engineer, Luis specialized with a Master´s degree in Viticulture and Enology in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. With an interdisciplinary approach, he has extensive professional experience in the world of wine.
Passionate and creative, his non-conformist nature drives him to constantly seek improvement and creativity, always directed toward quality and sustainability.
MARTA ORTIZ-ARCE VIZCARRO
MARKETING AND SUSTAINABILITY
Marta holds a Master´s degree in Sustainable Agriculture (The Netherlands) and a Master´s degree in Natural Resources Engineering (Spain). She has developed most of her professional career in environmental project management and education, digital marketing, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
To Marta, Bodega 202 is a personal challenge. She decided to change her job and life in the city that she loves, for a more balanced life closer to nature in beautiful Rioja.
At Bodega 202, Marta adds value by bringing sustainability and depth to the project with passion and love towards each project.
LUIS LÓPEZ MATEO
Luis is a tireless and positive worker. He likes Bodega 202 because he likes “to do things in the correct way, and here things are done in the correct way”.
Luis has a wide experience of around 20 years at Rioja Alavesa wineries and loves to wine make. Everyday he takes care of the winery as if it was his home, because he enjoys working in an artisanal and personal winery.
He´s proud of his hometown, Laguardia, “the place” for wine and enoturism.