- The Association, chaired by Carlos Falcó, Marquis of Griñón, advocates recognition of Spain’s sector of high-end cultural and creative firms, by promoting the image of the Spain brand and its members..
- The luxury industry in Spain represents more than EUR 6 billion annually, with average growth rates that exceed the mean of the economy.1
At Abadía Retuerta, Círculo Fortuny kicks off a series of luxury experiences, wherein the different host brands share their expertise with the management teams of member companies. The purpose of the forum is to create synergies between the respective firms and, consequently, promote the construction of the Spain Brand.
“True luxury in terms of the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experience at the highest level, in a framework that lacked nothing. An initial tour of everything that nature has provided our 700- hectare estate, in addition to a trip through our history at the 12th century Abbey, the refectory where we ate lunch, and the spa.”
Mr. Enrique Valero, General Manager of Abadía Retuerta
The Association, chaired by Mr. Carlos Falcó, Marqués de Griñón, represents and promotes Spanish excellence by assembling companies and institutions that make and sell quality products and services based on cultural heritage and artisanal tradition. As such, Círculo Fortuny brings together prominent figures from the wine industry, such as: Abadía Retuerta, Gramona, Marqués de Griñón Family Estates, Numanthia, Osborne Vinos Viejos, Vega Sicilia, and Viñedos y Bodegas Sierra Cantabria.
High-end sector figures:
It is estimated that high-end products and services reached in 2013, €781,5 billion worldwide sales with a European participation of 70% equivalent to €547 billion.2 High end goods and services are characterised for preserving heritage skills and craftsmanship as well as spearheading modern and innovative manufacturing.3
About Abadía Retuerta:
Abadía Retuerta winery, it is a stunning combination of tradition and modernity and is recognized as one of the most advanced wineries in Europe, is located on the banks of the Duero River in an area that produces Spain’s most prestigious wines since 1996. The winery is dominated by an impressive 12th century Abbey which houses one of the most exclusive 5* Relais & Châteaux hotels and 1* Michelin restaurants in the world: Abadía Retuerta Le Domaine.