Many of you may know her. We’re sure that many more of you will have heard her voice when calling Bodegas LAN. Her name is Maria Araus and she has been our receptionist for the past 28 years, the first person to welcome you to our offices or to put you through to the right person. Now, after nearly three decades together, the time has come for Maria to retire, to embark on a new stage of her life.
Friendly, calm and knowledgeable about even our smallest details, Maria is one of those people who make it tough to say goodbye. It is hard to think that she will no longer be here to help out her colleagues, pick up a parcel or welcome visitors. And in the nearly thirty years she has spent working here, she has witnessed a great deal of changes, the launches of new products, the arrival of new employees, suppliers and clients. Throughout it all, she has been a great colleague who has shared the story of our winery through her attitude and attentiveness.
Because its people who transmit brand values, who put them into action on a daily basis, almost without placing any importance on it, just doing what they think needs to be done… And the Bodegas LAN team will not be the same without our great brand ambassador, although we’re sure she will keep enjoying our wines. We wish her all the best of luck in this new stage of her life throughout which she will maintain that character that is so in keeping with our own.
Thanks, Maria, for knowing how to listen, even when you already knew the answer, and even when you didn’t know why we were asking you. Thanks for your smile, your patience and your time, for that friendly face that was always ready to help and for being such a great colleague that made everyday a little easier, as you knew what we needed better than we knew ourselves. Thanks for being #VeryLAN, for being a loyal “hidden” member of the sales team, for looking after every little detail with loving care, for being the voice of LAN.