ABOUT US

EVERY JOURNEY HAS A BEGINNING

Welcome to “Madrid & Darracott”. We are Luke and Roque. After many years devoted to communication about the wine world, we were motivated to create the perfect spot to tell people about the wines we love most and, above all, share them with our friends, neighbours, visitors and all those who want to dip their toes into the wonderful world of wine. Therefore at the end of summer 2018 we opened “Madrid & Darracott”, very close to the Plaza Mayor in the old heart of Madrid.

OUR STORY

2010

The stolen bag

Roque and Luke get in touch through social media. They meet at the San Miguel Market in Madrid and Luke is robbed of his handbag with the apartment keys and his passport. To report the robbery, Roque pretends being Luke at the closest police station. The handbag was never found, but this was the beginning of their friendship.

2010

2013

The red Vespa

Roque and Luke get to work with their TV series “Finding Little Italy” and they shoot the pilot episode in Piemonte, in the north of Italy, where they also discover the wonderful Barolo wines. A few months later, they sell the TV series to several countries and they go around the country filming across several regions.

2013

2016

Wine on air

Roque and Luke start a new podcast series: Spanish Wine Experience. The main idea: to drink a bottle from each designation of origin of Spain. The side idea: to have an excuse to meet for drinking and cooking once a week. The result: They broadened their knowledge about Spanish wine and not being ashamed of getting drunk in front of many people.

2016

2018

Madrid & Darracott

Being impossible for them to conceal the evidence, Roque and Luke need their own space for their tastings and spread their passion for wine. After the summer they both get to work and find the spot where you’ll now find the shop: Madrid & Darracott, a place to learn, acquire and try wine and the world that surrounds it. They both can be found there, usually.

2018

PASSION

We are passionate about wine. We love it, we can spend hours talking about it, we love to immerse ourselves in its mysteries and our eyes open and something lights up our faces when we discover a good wine.

WE LOVE THE SLOW LIFE

Nowadays it may be very easy to get a bottle of wine. There are supermarkets which have excellent cellars. But this is not our way of understanding the world. We enjoy discovering wines that surprise us, no matter where or how difficult it is to find them.

We enjoy the stories behind every bottle, and we love to share them with our customers and friends.

OUR VALUES

“We love wine and nothing is better than wine, but remember this: it’s only wine.”

Luke Darracott and Roque Madrid
Managers of “Madrid & Darracott”