Meet our Winemaker

Our chief winemaker, Dr. Rodolfo Griguol, is one of Argentina’s most respected winemakers, and has deservedly won the reputation of being the “King of Torrontés”. Rodolfo has worked for La Riojana for over 25 years and currently manages a team of seven winemakers.

Argentine by nationality, Rodolfo was born in Chilecito and studied oenology at Juan Agustin Maza university in Mendoza, Argentina. Rodolfo went on to do a postgraduate degree in Biotechnology and a PhD in oenology, making him the first winemaker to hold a doctorate in winemaking in Argentina.

Amongst Rodolfo’s professional achievements, he developed the ecotopic yeast for production of Torrontés Riojano wine. In addition to winemaking, Rodolfo currently is a teacher and director of Oenology at the National University of Chilecito.

Rodolfo’s main aim is to achieve the best quality from the grapes and to produce wines with great varietal expression.