Rebeca Pérez (Founder)
"My goal: to transmit the passion for my land"
Rebeca was born and raised in La Rioja, so her wine passion runs through her veins!. She comes from a wine-growers family and grew up learning all about grapes, vineyards and wine-making, then soon became a wine lover and is now passionate about everything wine-related.
With a background on International Business Studies, she completed her MBA in Derby (UK), and gained experience in the Wine Industry. As an Export Manager of a Rioja winery, she had the opportunity to travel around the world, experiencing different cultures, learning more about wines and their regions; and maintains a close relationship with the local wine makers and knows their products in detail.
She moved to Punta Cana, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and learned about the tourism industry deciding to create her own business dedicated to wine culture in La Rioja.
Rioja Like a Native has been born from her passion for Rioja wines and her love of travel. Investing her considerable energy and passion, coupled with extensive experience and education, her mission is simple: to provide visitors with a fun, friendly, informative, and memorable experience, and to inspire and educate guests through exceptional service and by building and nurturing relationships with local wineries and tourism partners.
She is a true ambassador for one of the best wine regions of the world, the Rioja region!