Primus seeks to create a wine’s finest expression by using only the most outstanding grapes from our vineyards. Each of our renowned appellations have a distinct signature that allows us to produce wines of excellence.
Primus comes from handpicked grapes in organically farmed vineyards. Fermentation takes place exclusively in open tanks with native yeasts, maximizing each variety’s potential. This is complemented by aging in different containers — foudres and French oak barrels — which complete the wine’s evolution and transform our valleys’ best fruit into expressive wines with great elegance, balance and freshness. A perfect accompaniment to an array of gastronomic styles.
Rodrigo Soto joined Primus as Chief Winemaker in 2012. With ample national and international experience, Rodrigo has worked in various winemaking regions such as Chile’s Maipo, San Antonio/Leyda and Aconcagua, as well as Marlborough, New Zealand and Sonoma and Napa in the United States.
Rodrigo returned to Chile after working for six years as Chief Winemaker in Sonoma’s renowned Benziger Winery. During that time, he led a winemaking project focused on capturing the character of each place and variety, while also implementing a biodynamic program.
Today, he is responsible for one of Chile’s most ambitious vineyard projects. Since 2012, Rodrigo has been working for organic certifications in all of the estates he oversees. His experience has allowed him to develop a deep knowledge of terroir, perfecting his skills as a winemaker and fueling his passion for producing high-quality wines that express a sense of place.