Bodegas Tierra Hermosa was founded in 2009 but the seeds for its creation were planted many years earlier, even if we didn’t quite realise it at the time.
Originally from the UK, Katie and I first travelled together through the stunning landscapes of Andalucía back in the early 1990’s and a life-long love was formed for this vast, autonomous territory, with its incredibly diverse landscapes and its expansive, warm-hearted peoples. We were seduced by the majesty and the history, the vibrancy and the colours and, perhaps above all, by the romance, the passion and the pride.
Determined to realise our vision, I threw caution to the wind and gave up a successful 16-year career in PR & Marketing to enrol on a full-time Viticulture and Oenology Degree course at the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom. I graduated, undertook some cellar hand work in Bordeaux and got some vintages under my belt in England, the Northern and Southern Rhône valleys in France, and in Spain.