Restaurateur, Tequila producer
Born in Guadalajara, David Suro Piñera migrated to Philadelphia in 1985 and opened the city’s first upscale Mexican eatery, Tequilas Restaurant, the following year. Suro Piñera launched the tequila brand, Siembra Azul in 2005 to rave reviews. In 2010, Suro Piñera helped found the Tequila Interchange Project, a nonprofit organization that advocates for sustainable, traditional and quality practices in the tequila industry.
He created the Siembra Azul Foundation, a nonprofit that empowers Mexican migrant workers and Hispanics in the U.S. to achieve their goals. The foundation also helped to build an education, health, and arts program in San Mateo Ozolco, Puebla. Suro Piñera is currently on boards for Puentes De Salud, Advisors for Drexel University’s culinary school, Philadelphia Academies Inc. and Friends of Farmworkers. He has expanded in the agave distilled spirits industry by creating Siembra Spirits and is preparing to release a line of new agave distillates. The creation of Siembra Spirits is an invitation to celebrate responsible producers who honor the history, the land, and the people of Mexico. David