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Bertelsen, Gonzalo

About the winemaker

Personal information

Name: Bertelsen, Gonzalo
Age: 46 Years

Current position:

Managing Director and Chief Winemaker at Finca El Origen

Previous work experience:
  • 2003 – 2006 – Chief Winemaker at Viña Caliterra (Chile)
  • 1997 – 2003 – Chief Winemaker at Viña Terramater (Chile)
  • He worked as winemaker in harvests in France (Burdeos, Languedoc Rousillon), USA (Napa Valley), Australia (Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale), Spain (Campo de Borja) and Argentina
Studies abroad:

2006 – 2007 – M.A. in Winemaking in Adelaida University, Australia

List of best wines and their awards:
  • Finca El Origen Gran Reserva Malbec 2006 – Gold Medal granted by Argentina Wine Awards 2008
  • Finca El Origen Reserva Torrontés 2008 – Gold Medal granted by Argentina Wine Awards 2009 and Silver Medal granted by International Wine Challenge 2009
  • Finca El Origen Reserva Malbec 2007 – Silver Medal granted by Malbec al Mundo 2008 and by Argentina Wine Awards 2009
  • Finca El Origen Reserva Malbec 2008 - Gold Medal granted by Vinandino 2009
  • Finca El Origen Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 – Gold Medal granted by Argentina Wine Awards 2009 – Silver Medal granted by Decanter Wine Awards 2009 and by  International Wine Challenge 2009
  • Finca El Origen Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 – Silver Medal granted by Vinandino 2009
Vision of the Argentinian wine industry:

Currently, Argentina`s wine industry is undergoing big changes due to the opening of export markets, which has encouraged winemakers and agronomists to greater specialization and constant updating, both in Argentina and abroad. This can be seen in the great success of Argentinian wines in terms of quality and prestige. Considering the country`s viticulture and geographic diversity, thre is also a specialization according to the denomination of origin, such as Malbec in Mendoza, Pinot Noir in Patagonia, and Torrontés in Salta. It is also important to bear in mind the great foreign investment in the country, which has undoubtedly helped in the commercial boom of the last years.