Pablo Matallana is a forward-thinking, young winemaker on the Canary island of Tenerife, the largest of the volcanic archipelago off the coast of Africa. His goal is to produce wines of honesty, freshness, and drinkability, all while respecting his surrounding environment, and maintaining individual characteristics of each vineyard and vintage. Pablo is currently making wine out of a tiny garage in the even tinier town of La Esperanza, where he has been since he began this project in 2015. Pablo studied enology at the highly respected Polytechnic University of Valencia, and after graduation he worked with well-known winemakers such as Sara and Rene Barbier at Mas Martinet and Antoine Luyt in Chile.
Pablo is passionate and thoughtful when it comes to farming. He promotes biodiversity and the growth of native flora as ground cover; citrus trees are interspersed among the vines and the whole vineyard is covered with a lush blanket of clover, and herbicides are never used. Soils here are volcanic, mixed with red clay. Pablo is also working to resurrect and restore abandoned vineyards, most of which were overwrought with chemicals, and will likely take years of care before they become productive again.