Winemakers

Lead by General Manager and Chief Winemaker Adolfo Hurtado, Cono Sur\'s enological team has been recognized for their excellence and innovation invested in every Cono Sur wine.

 

Adolfo Hurtado / Chief Winemaker

 
Adolfo Hurtado

Adolfo Hurtado / Chief Winemaker

Adolfo Hurtado studied agronomy at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and specialized in winemaking soon after. In 1997, at the age of 27, Adolfo joined Cono Sur as the Chief Winemaker, and has since become the company´s General Manager.

From the very beginning, Adolfo´s main goals were to only produce top quality wines and always maintain a spirit of innovation. As Cono Sur grew, Adolfo´s style evolved, and the company took on pioneering winemaking methods along with adding a wide array of grape varieties to its portfolio.

Adolfo has led Cono Sur into what it is today one of the largest wineries in Chile and one of the largest producers of Pinot Noir in the world. More so, he has been able to combine environmental concerns with innovative policies, all while producing top quality wines. He firmly believes that Cono Sur understands and has achieved the best versions of New World wines. Through intense fruit aromas and elegant concentrations with ever-fuller palates, Cono Sur´s products convey the finest of Chile´s gifted wine valleys.

Adolfo Hurtado´s talent and passion have been internationally recognized with the following:

Riedel Japan Award for Best White Winemaker 2008

Japan Wine Challange

Chilean Wine Personality of the Year 2008

Wines of Chile Awards 2008 (UK)

Winemaker of the Year 2007

Vinbladet Magazine (Denmark)

 

Winemaker of the Year 2006

Guía de Vinos de Chile 2006 (Chilean wine guide)

Winemaker of the Year 2002

Círculo de Cronistas Gastronómicos de Chile (Chilean Gastronomic Feature Writers)