Who is Juanvi Alcañiz?

Juan Vicente Alcañiz, winemaker in Bodegas San Alejandro with a glass of Baltasar Gracian, a grenache wine.

Hi!! My name is Juanvi, winemaker in Bodegas San Alejandro, I use this place for introduce myself. I was born in Valencia place where I studied agricultural engineer, it was in that time when I started to be focus in viticulture and enology mainly for my relation with Salvador Garcia Carbonell and Richard Smart, both an soil and vineyards scientists. Together we developed a clone selection for several grape varieties.

Once finished my degree, I worked at several wineries in Valencia, time I combined with my studies of Enology. Already completed this studies I took my backpack and I moved Ribera de Duero, Chile, Valencia and New Zealand working during harvest time and completing this learning period all passionate winemaker has to enjoy.

From this moment I continued personal and global projects, learning about different areas and my curiosity started to grown by Garnacha, which I consider a nobility, beauty and elegance, taking unique growing conditions of Bodegas San Alejandro farmers .

Through this blog we want to introduce different aspects of winemaking we do at the winery, as well as explain some little secrets that help us day to day work.

In this exciting job with deep rhythms and cycles we hope to express you how much it means to us the good work, professionalism and perseverance.


Juanvi Alcañiz