The People

Primus wines are crafted by a team of expert viticulturists and winemakers, led by winemaker Rodrigo Soto.

RODRIGO SOTO – Chief Winemaker

Rodrigo Soto joined Primus pop over to these guys in 2012 as Chief Winemaker. Born this content in Chile, Rodrigo brings a wealth of international winemaking experience to Primus. He has worked in different wine regions around the globe, including Maipo, San Antonio/Leyda and Aconcagua appellations in Chile, Marlborough in New Zealand, as well as Sonoma and Napa Valley in the US. Rodrigo returned to Chile after spending 6 years as head winemaker at the well-known Benziger Winery in Sonoma. While there, he led the winemaking program for their vineyard designated wines that focus on capturing the character of each place and varietal. During this time, he also expanded their Biodynamic program, and worked closely with growers to implement farming practices aligned with this concept.

Today, he’s at the helm of one of Chile’s most ambitious, and most important, long-­‐term organic vineyard projects. Since 2012 he has been working towards converting all of the estates to organic farming. His experiences have allowed him to develop a keen understanding of terroir, honing his winemaking skills and fueling his passion to produce high quality wines that express a sense of place.