One of South America's most highly-regarded producers. Chairman and Head Winemaker Aurelio Montes takes all this in his globe-straddling stride. Together with the late Douglas Murray, Aurelio started the ball rolling in 1987 to showcase to the world Chile's hitherto untapped potential for premium winemaking, and Montes continues to set the benchmark. 'The best all-round winery in South America' - Wine Spectator 'Winemaker of the Year 2006' - Tim Atkin (The Guardian) in 2006 'One of the best for its price anywhere in the world' - Decanter on Montes Alpha Cabernet
Aurelio Montes - Chairman and Head Winemaker with over 25 years experience at the Undurraga and San Pedro wineries. An extensively traveled man. In 1995, his colleagues granted him the ''Chilean Winemaker of the Year'' award. The SNA (National Agriculture Association) named him "Personality of the Year 2002, and honor directly bestowed by the President of Chile.
He has been a Wine Consultant for Fundacion Chile (a Foundation created by ITT and the Chilean Government), for Casa Lapostolle, Echeverria, Santa Ines, San Carlos, Pisco Capel, amongst others. Our wines are proudly named after him: MONTES. Aurelio Montes is broadly renown by top trade magazines as the finest or one of the finest winemakers in Chile.