Jose Madrazo, one of Rioja's largest proponents for more than 40 years and co-founder of the Contino winery, has died.
Spanish wine group CVNE, or ‘Cune’, and which owns Contino , announced Jose Madrazo’s death this week. Born in 1935, Jose Madrazo Real de Asua was a captain of merchant ships, and mainly oil tankers, until the end of the 1960s. But, he left his job to be quicker to home following the birth of his third child. It was a go that would inspire his professional legacy. After joining Cune, where his cousin Luis Vallejo was chief executive, he became general manager of the Rioja wine companionship, which was founded in 1879.In 1973, Madrazo and some additional leading Cune facts founded Vinedos del Contino in the Alavesa province of Rioja. ‘He was its driving force for many years,’ said Maria Urrutia Ybarra, a Cune director and part of the
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