Agustin Trapero is a judge at the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
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. In 2008, he won the “California Wines” competition organised by The UK Academy of Food & Wine, and came top in their “New Zealand Winegrowers” competition.
In 2009, Agustín moved to the City of London to Andaz five-star hotel, as Head Sommelier. He completed placements in world-renowned restaurants; The Fat Duck by Heston Blumenthaland El Celler de Can Roca, both with three Michelin stars. At the end of 2012, he joined the luxurious Launceston Place restaurant in Chelsea, where he contributed to achieve its first ever Michelin star.
Agustín has won prestigious awards for his wine lists, Tatler Best Wine List Award and the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine.
He has got his hands dirty in the vineyards of Burgundy (Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret), Ribera del Duero (Bodegas Laveguilla) and Chianti Classico (Fattoria Le Corti Principe Corsini).
Currently preparing to become a Master Sommelier, Agustín is also managing the beverage programme at the new Four Seasons Madrid, as well as consulting for other restaurants and hotels to develop their businesses. In addition, he runs master classes and presentations for wine congresses and wine events.