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Sep 24, 2020

I was fortunate to visit the vineyards of Navarra in northern Spain a couple of years ago. I was doubly fortunate that one of the wineries we visited is owned and run by the Ochoa family.

These days Bodegas Ochoa, near the fabulous town of Olite, is run by sisters Adriana (winemaking) and Beatriz (Sales and Marketing). It is quite brilliant to see how professional each sister is, how well they work together and and yet how independent they are one from the other. Ochoa is a true family team that makes very good wine.

Adriana and Beatriz Ochoa

Javier Ochoa spent many years as a qualified wine maker and director at the wine research station for Navarra - EVENA. When he left to begin his own winery he was joined in the venture by his wife Marivi Aliman.

Kevin Ecock at the fabulous Ochoa vineyards 

In this podcast we hear both Adriana and Beatriz tells us of how the Ochoa winery has from day one been experimenting and researching into many groundbreaking ideas. They have, along the way, recorded many firsts within the Spanish wine industry.

The wines, vineyards and family of Bodegas Ochoa are well recorded in this podcast and can be viewed at the very excellent Ochoa website. They are distributed across Ireland by Comans Beverages.  Enjoy!   


While all restaurants in Ireland were closed until recently many have now reopened. This is great news - Open Again! We should remember that many of these, including the wonderful Monty's of Kathmandu, are family businesses. They are often small and brilliant and need our support more than ever. Keep Safe and Keep well. 

Kevin Ecock's WinePod is brought to us with the assistance of the Santa Rita Wine Room at Monty's of Kathmandu - an excellent place to host your next event or celebration.

Contact Shiva at 01 -6704911 or HERE at the Santa Rita Wine Room web page.