As owner of Achával-Ferrer wines, Santiago has been recognized as one of the world leaders in winemaking by Wine Spectator and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. His wines consistently score in the high 90's. As The Vines of Mendoza’s Consulting Winemaker, Achával’s office is a tasting room filled with wine samples and bottles awaiting his critical palate. A discussion with him imparts decades of wine expertise, allowing our visitors to enjoy a truly hands on experience, from grape-picking through wine production to bottling. In addition to working side-by-side with our vineyard owners, Santiago also designs the wine education programs at The Vines Resort & Spa and oversees wine selections for the resort’s culinary program.