Agustín Trapero

Madrid Ambassador

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Agustin Trapero comes from El Tiemblo, a part of Spain well-known for its ancient Garnacha vines. He grew up with his grandfather’s homemade wine, but it wasn’t until he came to the UK in 2001 and started working in restaurants that Agustin decided to embark on a career in wine. He worked his way up in various London restaurants and Oxford hotels, ending up at the five-star Macdonald Randolph Hotel, where he spent six years.

He won a competition about “California wines”, held by The Academy of Food & Wine in the UK, and right the year after he also came in first in the “New Zealand Winegrowers competition”. Agustin also got his hands dirty in the vineyards spending time with winemakers in Burgundy (Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret) Ribera del Duero (Bodegas Laveguilla) and Chianti Classico (Fattoria Le Corti Principe Corsini).

After completing a stage in 2011 at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck, Agustin joined Launceston Place as Head Sommelier in June of the same year. In 2012, he also finished a placement at the world-famous restaurant and three Michelin-starred El Celler de Can Roca in Girona (Spain).

In 2012, he also achieved his WSET Diploma and The Court of Master Sommelier Advanced exams, and he is currently preparing to become Master Sommelier.

Agustín has won prestigious awards for his wine list, like the Tatler Best Wine List Award and The Best Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine. Agustin was leading the wine programme at Four Seasons Hotel Madrid for years. He is now involved in different projects as a beverage consultant and wine specialist for top restaurants and luxury hotels, as well as travelling abroad to teach WSET courses and attend international wine conferences.

In 2023, Agustin was awarded as “The Best Spanish Sommelier of the Year” by Gourmet Magazine.

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