Fernando’s passion for sustainable agriculture and commitment to the organic movement make him an ideal Wine Ambassador for Viñedos Emiliana. Collectively, the Emiliana vineyards and wine estates in Chile represent South America’s preeminent source of world-class quality organic and biodynamic wines.
Fernando began his career at Viñedos Emiliana in 2005 as Director of Hospitality & Tourism, based in Chile’s Casablanca region.
His warm, engaging personality and ability to communicate in English as well as his native Spanish made him the ideal candidate, effective 2007, for the position of International Wine Ambassador for Emiliana’s wine portfolio. Fernando now spends much of his time in the U.S., hosting wine dinners, leading seminars and conducting wine tastings for Emiliana’s prestigious biodynamic and organic portfolio.
In 2007, Fernando received a Sommeliers Degree from the renowned Escuela de Sommelier de Chile. He is also a member of the International Sommeliers Association.
Prior to joining Viñedos Emiliana, Fernando spent five years in the United States.