Claudio Chávez

Viticulture Manager North Area

Claudio Chávez is an Agronomist with a degree in Enology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

He started his career in Siemel S.A., part of the Angelini group, as Sub-manager of a project of 400 hectares of fruit trees, later to assume as General Administrator in the same company, with a strong emphasis in management.

In 1992, he joined Viña Santa Rita as General Administrator for the Alto Jahuel estate in Buin, and in 1998, he was promoted to Zonal Manager in advising producers from Ovalle to Curicó valleys. In 2009, he took over the management and execution of the ultra Premium Leyda project for Pinot Noir, as well as administering the Pirque and Ovalle estates.

Since 2015, he has served as Viticulture Manager of the North and Central Area for Santa Rita Estates, leading the management of the entire viticulture process in the Ovalle, Casablanca, Alto Jahue, Pirque and Alhué estates, with a strong emphasis on the development of the WiSe project, which seeks to give sustainability to the fields of the group.

Throughout his career, he has participated in consultancy for different wine-growing projects oriented to the production of premium and varietal wines, as well as lecturing in agronomy schools and sales forces. On the other hand, he has participated in technical tours to wineries abroad, like Fetzer and Opus One (California), Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Chateau Petrus (France), among others.