Alejandro Fernández – Enofusión Award 2016
Grupo Pesquera’s president was presented with the Don Luis Hidalgo Wine Ambassador Award in recognition of his outstanding lifetime achievements in the wine industry.
In parallel to the latest edition of Enofusión, which in turn forms part of the Spanish capital’s major annual culinary event, Madrid Fusión – held from 25th to 27th January in the Palacio de Congresos de Madrid – winemaker, Alejandro Fernández was presented with the Don Luis Hidalgo Wine Ambassador Award 2016.
In its 6th edition, Enofusión – the space where wine becomes the protagonist as an essential component of gastronomy – paid homage to legendary winemaker, Alejandro Fernández, by presenting him with the Don Luis Hidalgo Award for his lifetime achievements in the wine industry; a lifetime marked by excellence. Enofusión’s Director, Vicente Sánchez-Migallón stated that the award was “well deserved” and presented “in recognition of a lifetime devoted to the wine industry”.
Accompanied by his daughters, Olga and Eva, the oenologist at the group’s bodegas and his granddaughter, Elvira, Alejandro was presented the award by the Castilla y León Regional Government’s Secretary for Agriculture and Livestock, Milagros Marcos, who expressed great satisfaction in hearing that the award had gone to Alejandro Fernández. Born and bred in the region, Alejandro has become its maximum exponent and an ambassador for wines from Ribera del Duero, as well as wines from Spain, around the globe.