Rafael immigrated to the Napa Valley at the age of 2 and grew-up working in the vineyards alongside his parents, working in wineries, and later becoming an attorney. His practice is in St Helena, CA.
Themis, representing the goddess of justice and protector of freedom and equality, Justicia Wines’ first brand. The Themis wines are a true and honest expression of the varietals used in the wines. Rafael is the winemaker and manager of the entire operation of Justicia wines currently with just under 500 cases total production.
Rafael is currently the President of the Mexican American Vintners Association, and has been serving in that position for the past three years.