The Speaker: Daniel Casta単o Daniel grew up in a family of grape growers and winemakers and from day one was fully involved in the winery way of life. He went to school in Yecla, the home of the family vineyards, before leaving to study for a degree in Business and Marketing in Alicante. Soon after graduating he headed off to Australia to learn how they were treating viticulture on the other side of the world, spending a number of weeks at Ben Rose in the Yarra Valley. Returning to Spain he took over the management of Bodegas Casta単o where he has been busy building up the family business for over 15 years. The Vineyard Bodegas Casta単o is today one of the most relevant wine producers in South-Eastern Spain for their tradition and achievements in the use of the indigenous grape varieties. With a clear innovating spirit, the Casta単o family has incorporated avant-garde technologies and the latest vinification systems to keep alive the legacy of their ancestors, an inherited passion for the deeply rooted Monastrell, the king variety in Yecla. There is no mystery. Their wines are born from over 500ha of vineyards planted along four big states spread in different areas of DO Yecla, where each variety finds its perfect habitat to develop its best.