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Ekkert, Daniel

About the winemaker

Personal information

Name: Ekkert, Daniel
Age: 57 Years

Current position:

Winemaker at Cruz de Piedra and Sietefincas Wineries

Previous work experience:

Winemaker at Santiago Graffigna – 2 years
Winemaker at Resero SA – 7 years
Winemaker at Finca Las Moras – 11 years
Former Winemaking Teacher in San Juan

Studies abroad:

Winemaking experiences in France (2001 and 2002)

List of best wines and their awards:
  • Tiasta Malbec 2007 – AWA 2009 – Bronze Medal
  • Tiasta Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 – AWA 2009 – Bronze Medal
  • Tiasta Roble Malbec 2007 – AWA 2009 – Silver Medal
  • Umbral de los Tiempos Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 – The Wine Advocate – 90 pts
  • Umbral de los Tiempos Malbec 2006 – The Wine Advocate – 89 pts
  • Umbral de los Tiempos Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 – Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze Medal
  • Umbral de los Tiempos Malbec 2006 – Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze Medal
  • Umbral de los Tiempos Malbec 2006 – Malbec al Mundo – Gold Medal
  • Tiasta Roble Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 – Vinandino 2009 – Silver Medal
  • Cruz de Piedra Blend 2006 – Stephen Tanzer – 91 pts
Awards / Scholarships:

Gold Medal to the best Sauvignon Blanc “Primeur” in Paris -2001

Vision of the Argentinian wine industry:

Malbec will continue as the emblematic grape, but without doubt an in-depth knowledge of the terroir, together with sustainability and precision viticulture, wise winemaking and a joint effort in marketing, will increase the continuous growth of the winemaking in Argentina.