In the award ceremony Juan Jesús thanked the Chair of Agrotourism and Wine Tourism and the University of La Laguna for this distinction that makes Bodegas Viñátigo and his person in recognition of the work of recovery and enhancement of the Canarian wine heritage. He also extended this thanks to the large number of people and institutions that have collaborated with the winery in this journey and without whose commitment and contributions, the Viñátigo Winery project would not have been able to reach the proposed goals, citing the entire Viñátigo team
, to the oenologist Elena Batista
, to the Oenological Station of Galicia (EVEGA)
, to the professor of Analytical Chemistry of the ULL Juan Pedro Pérez Trujillo
, to the Aroma Laboratory of the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the University of Zaragoza
, to the Professor of Viticulture of the University Polytechnic of Madrid José Ramón Lissarrague
and finally also to the Rovira and Virgili University of Tarragona with the professors Fernando Zamora
and Francesca Fort
, with whom the winery has deepened in the oenological and genetic knowledge of our viticultural heritage.
The director of Bodegas Viñátigo, taking advantage of the fact that this awards ceremony was held in El Hierro, recalled the beginnings of the Tanajara
project “which we developed on this island and in which Cayo Armas
was very helpful in the initial stage in the recovery of varieties “.
In the words of Juan Jesús: “Throughout these years we have made great progress in the scientific knowledge of our wine heritage, knowledge that has allowed us to begin the recovery of the prestige of our wines, both in the domestic and foreign markets, on the way to that we wish to continue for many more years with the same enthusiasm and tenacity, confident in the richness and uniqueness that characterizes our viticulture. “
The winner did not want to finish his speech without dedicating a few words to the new generation of the family winery expressing “the enormous expectations that are opened to us with the incorporation to the new generation Jorge and Celia Viñátigo project that arrive with great training and motivation , willing to continue contributing
Before the award ceremony, Juan Jesús’s own son, Jorge, addressed those present at a public intervention to tell his impressions and experiences around the Viñatigo Winery project and his father’s life path around the world of Came in Canaras.