Adolfo HurtadoExecutive Director & Chief Winemaker
Executive Director & 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, the 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, Chilean Wine Guide.
Winemaker of the Year 2002, Chilean Gastronomic Feature Writers.
Matías Ríos studied Agricultural Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He worked at two prestigious Chilean wineries, until he joined our team in the year 2003. Since then he has taken on important responsibilities, particularly finding the best terroirs, making sure that each vineyard receives the right management, defining the precise harvesting moment, producing the wines along with the rest of the winemaking team, and contributing a unique personality to each one of them. Matías has also been part of both our sustainable and organic programs.