Grandes Pagos de España and the Importance of Terroir

With Marta Santander, Rick Fisher, Valentí Llagostera
Tuesday Aug 8 2023


Join the leading Spanish wine association of 35 wineries known as the “Grands Crus of Spain,” Grandes Pagos de España (GPE), for an exclusive webinar with the Spanish Wine Scholar Guild.

GPE representatives Valentí Llagostera (Co-Owner & Co-Founder, Mas Doix) and Marta Santander (Director of Exports, Familia Martínez Bujanda) will discuss GPE’s mission to uphold the highest quality of Spanish terroir and GPE’s newest educational initiative, The Terroir Workshop.

Speaker Bios:

Valentí Llagostera, Co-Owner & Co-Founder, Mas Doix

Valentí Llagostera founded Mas Doix with his brother Ramon in 1998. Born in Barcelona in 1961, Valentí spent his childhood enjoying summers and harvests with his family in Poboleda. While harvesting the old vineyards in 1998, Valentí proposed the idea of a new winery, founded on the grapes going to the Poboleda Cooperative. Mas Doix celebrated its first vintage in 1999. Since 2012, Valentí has worked full-time on consolidating and growing Mas Doix’s brand, wines and winery. Mas Doix has been a proud member of GPE since 2004.

Marta Santander, Director of Exports, Familia Martínez Bujanda

Marta Santander is the Director of Exports for Familia Martínez Bujanda, which oversees the GPE member wineries Finca Valpiedra and Finca Montepedroso. Born in 1977, she represents the fifth generation of the Martínez Bujanda Family, a family business dedicated to winemaking in the main Spanish regions (Rioja, La Mancha and Rueda) for more than 130 years. Marta has overseen exports for Familia Martínez Bujanda for 20 years, and she was appointed president of the Ruta del Vino de Rueda in November 2021. Finca Valpiedra has been a GPE member since 2004 and Finca Montepedroso since 2022.

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