“Merging environmentalism and innovative winemaking skills to a unique definition of Mexican terroirs.”
Rodrigo Rodríguez, born in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico. A resilient and young winemaker in Guanajuato state, who studied Environmental Engineering at the school of Mine, Geology and Metallurgy in the University of Guanajuato. Was taught how to manage and make wine by M.Sc. Alfredo García Cisneros; a prestigious fruit culture engineer, who worked in the viticulture sector for more than 30 years in projects such as Cuna de Tierra, Viñedos San Miguel, Santisima Trinidad, Puente Josefa, Caminos D’Vinos amongst others. Rodrigo manages and works 5 private vineyards in: San Luis de La Paz, Dolores Hidalgo, San Miguel de Allende, San Francisco del Rincón, and Leon, Guanajuato. Rodrigo has co-authored two scientific articles, one in Chemical & Chemical Engineering, and another for Elsevier respectively. Rodrigo is striving to make the wine and grape sector of Guanajuato grow and compete on a National, and International level alongside the great winemakers of France, Spain and Italy.
As an Environmental Engineer my commitment is to protect our most important element on earth; soil. This comes with a great responsibility to reduce the use of pesticides and herbicides on the grapevine using various Environmental friendly techniques to protect the vine and keep the eco-system of the vineyard healthy.
I’m also very intrigued with the water use in the agriculture sector and how it’s tied to global warming, this will soon hurt Aoc’s worldwide, as we see it damaging vineyards in Europe and California with forest fires and water droughts. My passion is to make great quality wine while trying not to intervine with the chemical processes of the oenological phases during fermentation. Merging environmentalism and innovative winemaking skills to a unique definition of Mexican terroirs.