Bodegas Faustino, one of the world’s most admired wine brandsFriday, April 1th 2022
Earning a place on The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2022, a list that is compiled every year by the prestigious British magazine Drinks International is a great achievement. This year, for the third time in the history of this list, Bodegas Faustino is a part of this select group that includes 9 Spanish brands, ranked number 23. It is well-deserved recognition of the extraordinary work, dedication and attention to quality and excellence by the team, distributors and family that make up Bodegas Faustino.
The exclusive list is the result of a survey of more than 200 experts in the sector from 48 country, comprising sommeliers, buyers, wholesalers, bar owners, writers, educators and other specialists.
In the words of Francisco Honrubia, managing director of Familia Martínez Zabala, the group that owns Bodegas Faustino: “We are very proud to be one of the World’s Most Admired Wine Brands. It comes as an endorsement of the work to update and premiumise the Faustino brand with the implementation of our “In the Name of Wine” campaign and will serve as a catalyst for the launch of our Familia Martínez Zabala corporate brand.”
The choice of the fifty most admired brands takes into account aspects such as the quality and consistency of the wine, value for money and the strength of branding. Being an undisputed global leader and continuing to make a range with different levels of quality wines, combining the best of tradition and modernity, are just some of the reasons why the judges considered placing Bodegas Faustino among the top 25 places in this specialist journal.
The Faustino brand is highly recognised by consumers and is globally admired, values that are increasingly appreciated at this time. People may be open to new experiences and new flavours and styles, but as a rule, they always tend to go back to their favourite brands. This is one of the reasons why Bodegas Faustino is once again on the list of The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands en 2022.
Located in Oyón, in the Spanish province of Álava, the Bodega Faustino winery possesses the greatest collection of legendary DOCa Rioja vintages and 750 hectares of vineyards in the Rioja Alavesa subregion spread out between Laguardia and Oyón. It belongs to the Martínez Zabala family and is a part of one of most important wine groups in Spain, with a presence in more than 140 countries. It is the leader in Gran Reserva wines in the DOCa Rioja appellation and produces the world’s most select Rioja wines. Rioja wines of legend and excellence, such as Faustino I and its incredible vintages.
The history of Faustino: yesterday, today and the future
The Martínez Zabala family boasts a history spanning more than 160 years of expertise and passion for its vineyards and the world of wine. Over the years, the foundations were laid for the mindset and aspirations of the company, now in its fourth generation with Carmen and Lourdes Martínez Zabala at the helm. This generation has more than 20 years’ experience in operating the winery and preserving its legacy of four essential pillars: vineyards, family, sustainability and innovation.
The family’s vineyards, one of these pillars, comprise 2,200 hectares in the best Spanish designations of origin, and are key to making high-quality wines. As the winemaking group with the largest expanse of own vineyards ensures the best care for the land and the best grapes.
Thanks to a meticulous grape selection process and wine production that brings together tradition with innovation, Bodegas Faustino offers one of the largest and best-known ranges of red, rosé and white wines and cavas, much of which is exported and enjoyed in more than 140 countries.
About the Martínez Zabala family wineries
The Martínez Zabala family started out in the world of wine in 1861. The fourth generation of the family is now in control of this more than 160-year-old legacy. Familia Martínez Zabala now has six prestigious wineries and is a world leader in high-quality wines. Four generations of a family inspired by vineyards, yesterday, today and forever. The group currently sells brands from the Faustino, Portia, Campillo, Marqués de Vitoria, Valcarlos and Leganza wineries. www.familiamartinezzabala.com
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