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Santa Rita Estates becomes Major Supporter of IMW

Santa Rita Estates becomes Major Supporter of IMW

The Institute of Masters of Wine is very happy to announce that Santa Rita Estates (SRE), of Chile and Argentina, has become a Major Supporter of the Institute.

Santa Rita Estates (SRE), comprises four wine brands from Chile – Santa Rita, Carmen, Nativa, and Terra Andina – plus Doña Paula from Argentina. SRE currently own over 3,700 hectares of vines in Chile, more than 700 hectares in Argentina and are one of the leading premium wine exporters from South America.

Penny Richards, Executive Director of the Institute, said: “We are very pleased to bring on board another Major Supporter from South America, which is a vitally important area of growth not just for the Institute, but for the wine trade in general. We greatly look forward to adding to our student numbers from Chile and Argentina, and one day welcoming other Masters of Wine from the region to join Marina Gayan MW – Argentina’s first Master of Wine.”

The team of winemakers and viticulturalists working for Santa Rita Estates are dedicated to producing quality wines from a diverse range of terroirs offered by Chile and Argentina. Each of the brands has their own unique identity and wine style. Sustainability is top of the agenda in every part of the wine making process, from the vineyards to the final distribution, and Santa Rita Estates have a fully integrated environmental and commercial sustainability programme in place.

Andrés Lavados, CEO of SRE said: “Santa Rita Estates are delighted to be embarking on this partnership with the Institute of Masters of Wine in the capacity of Major Supporter. Santa Rita, Carmen and Doña Paula are all established South American vineyards and their commitment to wine education is well aligned with the IMW objectives. We are fully committed to maximising this partnership in a global context and are very much looking forward to working with this highly respected institution.”

Santa Rita Estates joins the Institute’s 23 other Supporters, who come from eleven different countries.

Ends (03 Feb 2015)

Ben McKeown
Communications Manager, Institute of Masters of Wine
T: +44 (0)207 383 9131