Gregorio Bustos, Winemaker and Entrepreneur
What did you study at Harvard?
I received a Master in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government.
Were you involved with any food or wine activities while a student?
I was part of the Wine Club at the Kennedy School. Besides that, I was doing my own research about organic wines in New England… As a winemaker, this is a life task: always looking for opportunities for the incredible La Mancha quality wines.
Also, as President of the Spain Caucus at the Kennedy School, we were proud to bring the famous Spanish Chef, José Andrés, to speak to the Kennedy students.
Do you think that Harvard has prepared you for a career in food and wine or hospitality in general? If so, how?
Belonging to the Harvard´s family is of incredible value. I am meeting many alumni that are interested in wine and food, and we are developing new businesses and ideas. Harvard is key to many unexpected possibilities.
Wine and food are key industries for Spain and many countries. Many regions have built their economic success around a smart development of wine and food culture.
What work do you do now?
I am a winemaker, a writer, a traveler, and an entrepreneur. Also, I am very active in politics and regional economic development. I enjoy being a lecturer at Universities talking about the automotive industry, international business, and customer experience. But as a fifth-generation winemaker, I am committed to bring the quality wines of La Mancha to the next level.