Patricio Julián Santos
Winemaker for Ricardo Santos and founder/winemaker for Tercos
Patricio Santos has wine in his blood. His dad, Ricardo Santos (aka “Mr. Malbec”), is a pioneer in the world of Argentine wine.
Patricio helped plan, plant and manage his fam- ily’s La Madras vineyard and winery, where he is now the winemaker for “El Malbec de Ricardo Santos.” He is also the winemaker for Tercos, the winery he and his brother, Pedro, founded and built from the ground-up in 2004.
Since 2005, Patricio has been the winemaking consultant at bodega “Chañarmuyo Estate” in La Roja Argentina.
Patricio earned his undergraduate degree in Ag- ricultural Engineering from the Universidad Na- cional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina, then went on to get his Master’s in Viticulture and Enology, from the University of California at Davis.
Before receiving his degree, Patricio was an advisor at Santa Ana Winery in Mendoza, was part of the technical team for Catena Group, and did harvest work at Cardinale Winery (Kendall-Jackson) and Chimney Rock Winery in Napa Valley.