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Artesa Winery Announces New Winemaker Paula Borgo

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Napa, CA, July 12, 2023Artesa Winery is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Borgo as new Director of Winemaking. With an impressive tenure of over 15 years in the wine industry, Paula brings a wealth of experience to her role, having crafted exceptional Argentinean wines for the renowned Raventós Codorníu winery, Bodega Septima (Mendoza, Argentina).

José Rodilla, General Manager at Artesa Winery & Finance Director of Raventós Codorníu North America, commented on Paula Borgo’s appointment: “We are thrilled to welcome Paula Borgo as our new Director of Winemaking. Her extensive experience and passion for crafting exceptional wines make her the perfect fit for Artesa. We look forward to the exciting future she will create for our winery.”

Prior to joining Artesa, Paula Borgo held the position of head winemaker at Bodega Septima, where she played a vital role in crafting wines that received widespread critical acclaim and international recognition. Her journey in winemaking began in her early years, growing up in a family deeply rooted in the wine industry. This upbringing instilled in her a profound appreciation for the land and the meticulous process of transforming grapes into wines of exceptional quality.

Paula Borgo’s appointment by Diego Pinilla, Chief Winemaking of the Raventós Codorníu Group, comes as a testament to his unwavering trust in her exceptional skills and expertise. In her new role, Paula Borgo will build upon Artesa Winery’s legacy of producing premium wines that showcase the unique terroir of Napa Valley. Her leadership and expertise will enable the winery to continue its tradition of crafting outstanding wines that capture the essence of the region.

“I am honored to join the Artesa team and be part of such a respected winery. I am excited to work with the talented team and leverage my experience to create outstanding wines that reflect the distinct character of Napa Valley. Together, we will continue to elevate Artesa’s reputation for producing world-class wines,” Borgo added. 

The appointment of Paula Borgo comes after the departure of Ana Diogo-Draper, the former Director of Winemaking, who accomplished a series of notable milestones during her tenure. Diogo-Draper has departed to embark on an exciting personal winemaking venture and will be focusing on growing her own personal wine label, Ana Diogo-Draper. Alongside this exciting venture, she will also dedicate time to her wine consulting business and will accompany Paula in the transition to Artesa Winery.

“As I look forward with excitement to focusing on my brand and working as an independent winemaker, I will forever cherish my time at Artesa, and am proud of the wines we crafted together. I couldn’t be happier to pass on the baton to my friend Paula Borgo, whom I admire so much as a winemaker, and cannot wait to taste all the great wines she will create,” said Diogo-Draper.  

Artesa Winery, known for its award-winning wines that capture the essence of the region, looks forward to a bright future under the leadership of Paula Borgo. The winery remains committed to creating remarkable wines that delight wine enthusiasts around the world.  

About Artesa Winery

Artesa, Catalan for ‘artisan,’ is a Spanish-American brand that delivers authentic craftsmanship in small production, award-winning wines. The winery was founded in 1991 by Raventós Codorníu, Spain’s oldest producer of wine and Cava with five centuries of history (since 1551). The 17th generation of the family chose Napa Valley’s Los Carneros for their first winery outside of Spain due to the region’s affinity for sparkling wines. With close to 7,500 acres of estate vineyards and 17 prestigious wineries spread across Spain, Argentina, and California, Raventós Codorníu is one of the world’s leading companies in viticulture and winemaking expertise. They established Artesa once the vineyard revealed its capacity to produce world-class still wines from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 

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