Hidden Treasures of Spain found in Powys

Maria Padros is passionate about wine. In particular, wines which she describes as “little gems” .

Moving to Wales from Spain two years ago, Maria decided to share her passion by starting a business selling organic wine from her home country.

“The wines I sell come from small wineries and are hidden treasures” explained Maria. “The wine culture here is quite sophisticated, and people demand more and more new wines including organic and biodynamic wines because they are healthier and of a high quality”

Maria was able to kick-start her business with the help of a Start Up Loan which she used to import a variety of wines which she sells exclusively through her company – Winesque – based in Powys.

“The loan made such a difference” said Maria. It enabled me to increase my stock which in turn gave me the opportunity to introduce a wider selection of wonderful wines into the Welsh market and beyond”.

With her business now going from strength to strength, Maria is looking to expand the range of products she has to offer in order to bring the sunshine of Spain to Wales all year round.

This is also available in: Welsh