The Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino just got two new members Marisol Bueno, owner and founder of Pazo de Señorans, and Peter Dauthieu, currently director of UK importer Ehrmanns and managing director of Ehrmanns’ sister company Viniberia (based in Jerez) were inducted into the prestigious group at a ceremony in London, which also celebrated the organization’s 34th anniversary.
The Gran Orden was founded in 1984 by Wines From Spain, part of Spain’s Economic and Commercial Office in London. Every year it recognizes trade professionals who have gone above and beyond to promote Spanish wines in the UK.
Bueno is specifically being recognized for her outstanding efforts to raise the profile of Albariño wines in the UK market, the second-most important market for Spanish wines in the European Union.
She has a particularly impressive track record, heading the DO Rías Baixas Regulatory Council for 21 years. Her winery is a leader on the wine scene and a pioneer in the Rías Baixas wine sector, and it has made a name for itself for producing top-flight white wines with Albariño grapes. Its wines have received countless distinctions and accolades, at national and international competitions.
Peter Dauthieu has an MBA in Wine and has held many leadership positions, at Ehrmanns, Viniberia, and several CVNE wineries. Dauthieu completed his studies in wine, obtaining the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Diploma as well as an MBA in Wine from Bordeaux Business School. Though he started his career as a vintage trainee in Bordeaux, since 1995 he has held a range of positions involving Spanish wine.
The Gran Orden de los Caballeros del Vino was founded in 1984 by Wines From Spain, part of Spain’s Economic and Commercial Office in London.