Nuria Renom was born in Argentina and moved to Spain with her family as a child. An Erasmus year during her veterinary studies took her to Pisa and it was here that she fell in love with wine. Two years later, Nuria returned to Barcelona with a new outlook and an overwhelming desire to become a winemaker.
After studying as a sommelier Nuria began harvesting around the world, amassing a range of experience which would later be poured into her wines. In 2013 Nuria became head sommelier at Bar Brutal in Barcelona and a year later the winemaking dream began to take shape, in the form of a tiny vineyard in the Garraf mountains. After long hours of service, Nuria would make the journey to tend to her vines.
In 2021 Nuria finally found a location for her project ‘Les Cantarelles’ in Sant Martí Sarroca. The house has 16ha of vineyards, 8 of which Nuria and her partner tend to, still working with négoce grapes from her favourite plots within the massís del Garraf area.
The use of different plots enables harvesting in stages: early grapes are picked at Sitges (Garraf) followed by her own grapes (situated at 420 meters above sea level) and ending with grapes from Ton Rimbau. The wines are vinified in a shared space holding 20 small different projects. Nuria’s preliminary harvest delivered 3000 bottles - now, in 2022, she has made 24,000.
Nuria makes what she likes to drink - a wide range of bubbles and whites! All the vineyards that she works with are managed biodynamically but remain uncertified - Nuria herself often follows biodynamic preparations such as 500 and Maria Thun.