Camino Pardo Álvarez comes from a large country family, a union between a Castillian father and an Asturian mother. She and her 6 siblings prospered without luxuries, but in an environment rich in love, encouragement and artistic development.
A true Renaissance Woman, Camino holds a degree in Philosophy and Literature, an Executive MBA in Management and Business Administration by Instituto de Empresa, is a Property Administrator and Real Estate Agent in Spain and earned the title of Expert in Conflict Mediation from the Pontifical University of Salamanca.
She has held an integral role at NEXUS & FRONTAURA since 1999, active both in the production process, viticulture and enology, as well as in the marketing of the wines, positioning them on the international market. In 2004, she became General Manager of MARQUES DE VALDELACASA, BODEGAS FRONTAURA and NEXUS.
NEXUS & FRONTAURA was established in 1840 when the first vineyards were planted in the Toro region by the Gonzalez family, the ancestors of Camino’s husband. The 1990s saw the couple dedicate their energies to elevating the quality of the wines produced there, and today Camino is proud to produce wines of distinction and elegance from these remarkable vineyards.
MARQUES DE VALDELACASA operates 250 hectares of agricultural production, of which 160 are vineyards of Tinta Tempranillo grape - 120 in the Toro region, 40 in Ribera del Duero and 12 hectares of Verdejo in Rueda. BODEGAS FRONTAURA and NEXUS BODEGAS produce wines in the most prestigious appellations of origin in Castilla y León: Toro, Ribera del Duero and Rueda.
JUAN MARTIN HINOJAL
Juan Martín-Hinojal has been the winemaker at Bodegas Frontaura for the last 15 years. After having obtained a Bachelor of Oenology degree from the Escuela de La Vid in Madrid and a Master in Wine Business Management, he obtained ample experience in some of the most emblematic wineries of Ribera del Duero where he was in charge of making top quality red wines such as the wines of Bodegas Jaro. Juan is also the head winemaker at Bodega Nexus in Ribera del Duero and he is a member of the tasting committee for both the D.O. Toro and D.O. Rueda.
Toro, Zamora, Castille y León, Spain
Wine has been made in Toro since the 1st century BCE. At the end of the 19th century, due to its sandy soils, the vines of Toro escaped the wrath of phylloxera which ripped through Europe. Because of this, Toro has a number of old-vine vineyards with pre-phylloxera Tinta de Toro.