Think of it as a mission control room for wine, with Camino at the helm.

nexusonekosherIn one of the rarer occurrences you’ll find from Ribera del Duero, Camino’s Nexus winery offers a Kosher version of their tempranillo. Why? Because customers and importers had been asking her if she knew of any good Kosher wines. When she realized that she hadn’t, Camino decided to make one herself.

“I studied the way to do it, if it was possible, and step-by-step the culture of Kosher, and my respect for this community began to go deeper. I started to do it in 2013, and it is a big experience and accomplishment for me and my team.”

So what’s the hardest part of her job: Making wines to please her dad? Creating a Kosher wine on a whim? Nope — it’s the labels.

“The most difficult thing is to do the packaging, because I always look for different things,” Camino admits. “I study the markets, the competition, and I always want to be different, but with elegance and identity. I need a label to be able to last 20 years. I don’t know what other people have in mind, but I always go further. The effort for a wine company to succeed is very hard. Just wine production is not enough. The wine must be good, the ingredients must be very good, and the identity is as important as the actual wine. It’s very difficult to reach the consumers in, say, Seattle, and when you reach them, my bottle must be impossible to forget.”

The wine must be good, the ingredients must be very good, and the identity is as important as the actual wine. It’s very difficult to reach the consumers in, say, Seattle, and when you reach them, my bottle must be impossible to forget.

Great grapes, great wine, great labels, a great team: With all that in tow, there’s still that intangible talent, gut sensibility and instinct necessary to succeed, and at Nexus, Camino has a simple way of looking at her vision.

“I don’t follow trends and I try to produce for consumers. The consumer at the end is who is my critic. The sensuality in red wine is for me the most important thing. The wines must be complex, balanced, but they have to make you feel happy. The wine has a stronger component of socialization. If you’re alone at home, you can drink whiskey or a tequila, but usually you select a good bottle of red wine to share with your girlfriend, with your family, on a special occasion. Red wine is used to join people. I remember many bottles of wines with many occasions in my life. The wine we drank when I got married, for example. It’s all about relating the wine to people.”

So grab your best friend, your sister, or your significant other and share a bottle of Nexus. Go on — make some memories. Camino would love it.

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