Keeping it in the family with Rocio Osborne of Rioja house Montecillo at Toronto’s Summerhill LCBO

While they been a regular feature on the shelves of the LCBO for some time, revisiting the Montecillo Riojas recently I was pleasantly surprised to find the wine’s profiles had changed quite dramatically. The wines are now particularly vibrant and incredibly accessible. I was most intrigued by these most welcome changes and set off on a mission to discover what had been going on at Montecillo. Further exploration finds them to be, in many ways, staunchly traditional (100% Tempranillo) but without being in any way old-fashioned.

We sat down with sixth generation Rocio Osborne to discover a little about her family history, what drew her back to the world of wine after a career in finance, and what changes had happened at the winery since 2005.

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Jamie Drummond

Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And he had a delightful time with Rocio.