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The Select Winemaker

Matías Cruzat Undurraga

My whole life has revolved around wine since I was little and I would see how my grandfather always had good wine on the table. My winemaking philosophy is to make wine and transmit the work of the team and country to a product that is noble and transcendent.
Full Name: Matías Cruzat Undurraga
Date of Birth: June 11th, 1986
City of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Favorite Wine: 1865 Single Vinyard Pinot Noir from the Elqui Valley
He joined the team at Viña San Pedro with the goal of continuing to build the winemaking identity of the winery, representing Chile’s terroir through the 1856 line.

Matias has considerable experience at wineries in California, the United States and South Africa, where he spent several seasons as a harvest assistant working in fermentation and pressing. This valuable experience brought him back to Chile to work as a winemaker. Today Cruzat faces the significant challenge of taking the wines of the 1865 portfolio to the top, exploring new frontiers and innovating with his professionalism and winemaking knowledge.

In 2018, Matías was selected as one of the 10 best young winemakers in Chile and Argentina by the British magazine Decanter, in an article called “The New Generation,” written by the prestigious wine journalist Tim Atkin.