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David Forer MW

David Forer MW

Became an MW 2017

Based in Spain

Nationality Canadian

Languages English


Born in England, raised and educated in Canada, David Forer lived in San Francisco for 20 years, where the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley got into his blood. After becoming an MW in 2017, David moved to Barcelona where he strives to bring innovation to different segments of the wine industry. He is a co-owner of a vineyard and two wine brands in the Priorat: Vinos Forer Massard and Clos Salanca. David is also passionate about developing corporate strategies for both new brands and existing brands. In that capacity as an ardent strategist, he is a private investor in wineries and startup wine technology companies and he is a board member for numerous companies including a wine distribution and technology company that is striving to disrupt the wine industry. A keen lover of all things Riesling, David is also working on a personal side passion, a book on the Cult Wines of the world.

Current employer:

Primary area(s) of work: Wine production, Strategy

Industry sector(s): Business owner, Consultant, Distribution, Marketing, Project management, Wine judge

Wine region expertise: Penedes, Priorat, Spain

Market expertise: North America, Spain

Specialisms: Regenerative, Sustainability, Branding, Direct to consumer, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Investment strategies, Marketing wine, Routes to market, Supplier/customer relationships