Our People


An enthusiastic team believes that the virtues of the terroir, combined with a demanding viticulture, precise and respectful is the key to our wines.

Mercedes García Rupérez


Mercedes García Rupérez has a degree in Oenology from the University of La Rioja and in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Madrid. On top of that, she has a master´s degree in Oenology and Viticulture, also from the University of Madrid.

After working for almost 10 years modernizing Montecillo´s wines, Mercedes García Rupérez and her technical team have created a renewed range in our winery which follows the footsteps of the tradition of the brand and the region, and is capable of going beyond, to take its identity, deeply rooted in the region, to a modern and unique expression.

For Mercedes, the main challenge of this evolution has been learning how to innovate. The learning process started where all the best of Montecillo begins, in the vineyard. Working with the vines, selecting small parcels, strengthening the ties with our vine-growers. Firmly showing that passion for the land and the experience of a centenary winery are essential for capturing the hearts of today´s clients.

Mercedes García Rupérez

Carmelo Espinosa Muga

Vineyard Manager

Carmelo Espinosa has a degree in Biology from the University of Malaga and studied Viticulture at the University of La Rioja. Carmelo belongs to a young generation that loves, understands and cares for the Riojan vines just like his ancestors did. Today he is Merche’s right hand in monitoring and advising the vineyards related with the bodega.

With his education, his drive and passion for the land, he represents that authentic spirit that we look for in Bodegas Montecillo: in the vineyard is where everything begins

Carmelo Espinosa Muga

Rocio Osborne

Brand Ambassador and Sixth generation of the family

The philosophy of the Osborne Group is based on selecting the best professionals on an international level for the development of its brands. In 2006, as member of the Osborne family she enters the family business in an exceptional way. Rocío started her formation as Brand Ambassador in the International Division. Today she represents the company with institutional organizations, clients and media in Spain and abroad. Always active in all the sectors of the company, she also manages the training seminars and wine tastings for commercial and distribution teams.

At this moment, after extensive experience in the family business, she has a new challenge: to make Montecillo wines and values known all around the world.

Rocio Osborne

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