Two Walla Walla Valley Wine Professionals Named to Wine Enthusiast’s 2021 40 Under 40 Tastemakers List

Sadie Drury & Jesús Martínez Bujanda Mora join four previous Walla Walla Valley 40 Under 40 list honorees


WALLA WALLA, WA (August 19, 2021) – Walla Walla Valley wine industry members once again guild Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 Tastemaker’s list this year. The annual list celebrates people shaping the future of wine, beer, cider, and spirits. This year, representatives of the Walla Walla Valley hail from the vineyard and the winery sides of wine production – the honorees include viticulturist, Sadie Drury and winery president, Jesús Martínez Bujanda Mora.

Drury is the General Manager of North Slope Management and Vineyard Manager and Viticulturist for Seven Hills Vineyard in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Drury, a Walla Walla native, graduated from Walla Walla Community College’s Institute for Enology & Viticulture, and now oversees six vineyards accounting for 300 acres of grapes in the Walla Walla Valley AVA.

Martínez Bujanda Mora is the President of Valdemar Estates. Hailing from the Rioja region of Spain, Martínez Bujanda Mora opened Valdemar Estates in the Walla Walla Valley in 2019. Valdemar Estates continues to revolutionize the guest experience in their tasting room, including taking leaps in inclusivity by offering braille menus and QR codes, making the winery accessible to all.

Drury and Martínez Bujanda Mora join the list of Walla Walla Valley wine professionals who have received the honor of being named to Wine Enthusiast’s annual list. Previous honorees include:

  • Josh McDaniels, CEO/ Director of Winemaking, Doubleback and Bledsoe Family Winery (2020)
  • Elizabeth Bourcier, Assistant Vigneronne, Cayuse Vineyards; Proprietor, La Rata Wines (2019)
  • Ashley Trout, Owner/Winemaker, Brook & Bull Cellars; Head Winemaker, Vital Wines (2018)
  • Joel Perez, Director of Viticulture, Institute for Enology & Viticulture, Walla Walla Community College (2017)

“The Walla Walla Valley is a hub of individuals innovating and leading the way in the Washington and Oregon wine industries,” says Robert Hansen, Executive Director of Walla Walla Valley Wine. “We are excited to celebrate these incredible members of our community alongside Wine Enthusiast.”

The Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemakers List can be viewed online, or in their October issue.


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About Walla Walla Valley Wine

Walla Walla Valley Wine is a nonprofit wine industry membership organization whose primary mission is the marketing of the Walla Walla Valley’s American Viticultural Area (AVA). Walla Walla Valley Wine functions as the leading informational resource for consumers, media and trade interested in learning more about the Valley’s wine industry.


Liz Knapke
Communications & Marketing Director, Walla Walla Valley Wine | (509) 526-3117 office

Shelby Pryor
Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Walla Walla Valley Wine | (509) 526-3117 office

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