Javier Santafé, a professional with extensive experience in the world of wine, has been appointed as the new CEO of Bodegas SOMMOS. Santafé, who has worked for different wineries in Aragon, Catalonia and La Rioja, and has been managing director of the Navarra Denomination of Origin Regulatory Council (CRDO Navarra), came to the winery with the aim of making it a benchmark on the national wine scene.
With a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Navarra, a Master’s in Viticulture, Enology and Wine Company Management from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and a Master of Science in Wine Management from the OIV MSC in Paris, Javier Santafé returns to Somontano, where he has his main SOMMOS winery. In this land of wines he already developed part of his professional career until thirteen years ago in Viñas del Vero; Since then, in addition to his time at CRDO Navarra, he has served as commercial director at various wineries, such as Grupo Faustino and Grupo Paternina in La Rioja, and Roqueta Origen and Terra Cellars in Catalonia.
The new CEO of Bodegas SOMMOS feels “very linked” to Aragon: “Even after so many years working abroad, many people in the sector continue to identify me with this land due to my time in Somontano. From my new position of responsibility, I will continue working to consolidate the SOMMOS brand and lead a human project that in less than a decade has positioned itself as a benchmark winery in the DOP Somontano and DO Calatayud wine-growing areas.”
About SOMMOS Wineries
The team at Bodegas SOMMOS, belonging to Grupo Costa, is committed to a range of innovative and honest wines that reflect the different grape varieties that are grown in both Somontano and Calatayud, as well as their adaptation to the different soils and microclimates of these regions. The commitment to sustainability, innovation and technology, which complement the respect of the winemaking team for the grape, result in contemporary, authentic and incomparable wines.
Bodegas SOMMOS Barbastro is also characterized by its avant-garde building, inspired by the silhouette of the Cotiella peak in the Pyrenees, for which it was chosen by The Drinks Business as the second winery in the “TOP 10 architectural wonders of the world of wine”. Beauty and functionality come together in it since, due to its characteristics, all winemaking is carried out thanks to the force of gravity, which takes advantage of the 30-meter depth at which the winery is excavated.