Martin R. Reyes MW - Principal
Martin R. Reyes MW, a first-generation American, is the first Master of Wine of Mexican descent. With a prolific career as a buyer, importer, educator, and more recently, winemaker, he has held influential roles in many sectors of the industry. Martin’s wine story began with an over-indulgent dinner while studying in Paris as a Stanford undergraduate and, by 2003, he was stocking shelves at K&L Wine Merchants in California. After managing a retail shop in Napa Valley for several years, Martin was hired as the principal buyer & importer for prominent wine club programs for partners such as The New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, and Williams-Sonoma. In 2015, he was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s Top Forty under Forty Tastemakers.
Today, Martin directs production for Sonoma-based Peter Paul Wines and consults across the full wine supply chain. Clients have included Vice Versa Wines, Copa Fina Wine Imports, and Vivino.com. He works closely with Spottswoode Estate on climate adaptation and mitigation strategies, and launched Reyes Selections in 2018, a small portfolio of his favorite producers, singled out from years spent sourcing wines globally for the US market.
An internationally recognized wine professional, Martin has judged at International Wine Challenge, Decanter World Wine Awards, USA Wine Ratings, and Concours Mondial de Bruxelles; he is a prospective judge for James Beard Foundation, and recently won Best Paper Award at the AAWE Conference, Vienna 2019 for his research in wine purchasing behavior. In his spare time, he’s an instructor for GrapeExperience.com and SFWineSchool.com. while attempting to become fluent in a fifth language and raise his two children trilingually, together with his wife in Vallejo, CA.
Paige Comrie - Associate
Paige Comrie holds her WSET Level 3 Certification with Merit and has an extensive background in business, retail, and buying. Moving from NYC to California in the pursuit of good wine and to further her wine education, she is actively growing in the industry both in her own capacity as a legitimate wine influencer, Wine With Paige, as well as providing significant project and technical support for Reyes Wine Group.
In addition, as an associate for Reyes Selections, she is instrumental in building & strengthening European producer relationships, assisting with brand outreach, importer channel support, collateral content, and PR.
Romina Mendoza - Trade Liaison, Mexico
Romina holds her Certified Sommelier, WSET 3, FWS and a couple of courses on wine business. Her background in food and wine business goes back to her Bachelors degree in Culinary Arts. Moving from Mexico City to Tijuana she found a true passion in wine. With experience in sales, distribution and mainly education and event planning, she is active in the Mexican wine industry on both sides of the border (USA and Mexico).
Romina serves as an active liaison between Reyes Wine Group’s US/European networks and the Mexican wine industry. In particular her background and expertise in the Baja food & wine trade provide tremendous value to the growing connection between Reyes Wine Group and the dynamic wine growing regions in Mexico.