The technical director of the historic winery Marqués de Murrieta (D.O.Ca. Rioja) and Pazo de Barrantes (D.O Rías Baixas), has been chosen as the best winemaker in the world at the Women in Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 held in China. A well-deserved award that does not come by chance, as it has been received thanks to the effort of many years seeking the highest quality and excellence in its work.
These international awards recognize the professional career of María Vargas, highlighting mainly the international impact of her work at Marqués de Murrieta and Pazo de Barrantes, her important contribution to the wine industry and her vision of the future.
Thanks to the support and trust of the family that owns it, María Vargas has been a fundamental part of the transformation carried out in the vineyard, in the winery and in the wines of Marqués de Murrieta and Pazo de Barrantes.
Their good work has helped to position the wineries at the top of all national and international rankings. The 100 Parker points for Castillo Ygay Blanco 1986, the nomination of Castillo Ygay Tinto 2010 as the best wine in the world by Wine Spectator and many other recognitions corroborate this.
Undoubtedly, another great news for this year 2022 in which the Marqués de Murrieta winery celebrates its 170th anniversary.