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CEO Sailé Ramirez Of Hammeken Cellars Accepts Award For Best Export Management In Spain


Spanish wine producer Hammeken Cellars is proud to share the achievements of CEO Sailé Ramirez in celebration of Women's History Month. Appointed in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ramirez’s resilient leadership style has been crucial in enabling Hammeken Cellars to increase gross profit margins by 1.5% worldwide. Since 2021, Hammeken Cellars has expanded to more than ten new countries, launched six new brands, and planted over 250,000 trees as part of its sustainability program. Capping two years of growth, Ramirez just accepted the Best Export Management award on behalf of the Hammeken Cellars team at the Mercados de Vinos y la Distribución event in Madrid.

Founder Nicholas Hammeken, the current Director of Innovation of Hammeken Cellars and former CEO, has worked with Ramirez for years, developing profound confidence in her leadership style. “I am so impressed by Sailé’s strong communication and negotiation skills, and her ability to consistently deliver quality results that reflect our commitment to brand-building, sustainability and innovation,” shared Hammeken. Hammeken Cellars has championed women in the C-Suite, including CFO Mari Luz Gilabert and Ramirez. Both are proud to serve as role models for women in wine and business and recognize that women remain under-represented: according to a 2020 study by European Women on Boards (EWOB), less than 5% of Europe’s top companies had a female CEO.

Ramirez is equally appreciative of the enthusiasm and initiative of her team at every level from vineyard management and winemaking to sales, marketing, and operations. “The wine industry requires so much dedication to move the product from the vines to our consumers, “says Ramirez, “Hard work and doing what we love are the common thread for all of us at Hammeken.”

A key achievement of Hammeken Cellars has been to expand their portfolio offering in the U.S. Please reach out to Emily Hardin-Lombardi,, for interview requests with CEO Sailé Ramirez in honor of Women’s History Month. Please read more below to request a sampling of Hammeken wines for spring and summer coverage.


Radio Boka (VDT Castilla): The Radio Boka Family showcases the lively, fresh character of beloved Spanish varietals. Available in Radio Boka Tempranillo, Radio Boka Verdejo and Radio Boka Rosé (SRP $12/750-ml) and Bag-in-Box format (SRP $22.95). 2021 Piquitos Moscato (DO Valencia) (SRP $14): 100% Moscatel from 15-20 year old vines, a fizzy, lightly sweet Moscato with fresh aromas of honeysuckle and Valencian orange. 2022 Gotas de Mar Albariño (DO Rías Baixas) (SRP $25): 100% Albariño from 15-25 year old vines, aged 6 months on its lees. Bursting with juicy peach and traces of sea breeze. 2021 Sedosa Organic Rosé (VDT Castilla) (SRP $20): 100% Bobal from 15 year old vines, an organic rosé with notes of red strawberries, rose petal and fresh citrus peel. NV Gran Castillo Rocio Brut (DO Cava) (SRP $25): A blend of Macabeo, Parelleda and Xarello from 30+ year old vines, made in the traditional method. Toasty croissant and lemon peel aromas. Balanced with bright acidity.


Nicholas Hammeken, Founder and Director of Innovation of Hammeken Cellars, is a cellarmaster by training who developed an appreciation for the consumer appeal of approachable, quality wines after years in the retail sector. By 2001, informed by years of travel in Spain, Hammeken unlocked a winning approach: to use indigenous fruit from the best places in Spain to create fresh, approachable wines with partners who share in his modern vision. The company has an unconventional path; with no geographical limitations in working with long-term partners to source fruit in over 18 regions. Wine Director, Marcelo Morales, brings over 20 years of winemaking experience to lead a team of six winemakers throughout Spain to directly manage every aspect from the vineyard to maturation. It’s a flexible model that allows Hammeken to focus on innovation with no compromise on quality. Named 2022 Best Export Management team in Spain, Hammeken Cellars is led by CEO Sailé Ramirez, one of the top women in the Spanish wine business. Leading brands include bestsellers like Radio Boka and Piquitos as well as critically acclaimed expressions of place in over 18 regions like Tosalet (Priorat), Oráculo (Ribera del Duero) and Pasas (Yecla). Hammeken Cellars is based in Alicante on the Mediterranean coast of Spain.


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