Daniel Pi has been working for Peñaflor Group since 1992 and is currently the Chief Winemaker of Trapiche. Daniel is one of the most capable and knowledgeable winemakers from Argentina, with an outstanding career and professional recognition in the country and abroad.
During his career, he has worked in public and private institutions, undertaking different experiences in both national and foreign wineries. For Daniel, it is a source of great pride and knowledge to have been in charge of Viticulture and winemaking projects in most of Argentina’s viticultural regions, particularly Salta, San Juan and Mendoza.
Being in close contact with agricultural engineers and winemakers from New and Old world wine-producing countries, Daniel is well acquainted with traditional and innovative practices. He carried out very valuable projects abroad in the winemaking field, especially in the US.
Academically, Daniel was Head Professor at Don Bosco Oenological University of Mendoza, and as a researcher, he gave conferences and symposiums world-wide. He is the founder of the Sociedad de Profesionales del Vino (SAPV). Since 2009, he has been selected as Judge and permanent member of the Tasting panel of the prestigious international wine competition held every year in Mendoza with wine experts from all over the world, the Argentina Wine Awards.
In 2017 Daniel was recognized as The Argentinean Winemaker of the Year by Tim Atkin Master of Wine.
"I hope to contribute to the judging panel, not only my passion for encountering with world wines but also to share my expertise on different styles and varietals of the New World. Moreover, I also hope to gain knowledge from and interact with Asia’s top industry experts, wine judges and local specialists in order to collectively select the best wines."
"I am looking forward to be part of a competition that will not only benefits consumers but producers of wine. The best part of this special event is to discover and rediscover promising worldwide wines that will lead the Asian market and to share this experience with influential figures that will add their Asian expertise to the contest."
"HK IWSC is essential to the Asian market, since it provides a unique and complete guide of the best wines for Asian consumers. Our wines are exposed to Asia’s top industry experts including Masters of Wine, wine educators, importers, critics and journalists."
- “Winning a silver medal in the HKIWSC has truly helped my product to achieve international credibility regarding its taste. This has positively affected
decisionmaking of several new merchants who now carry my product.”Kaustav BagchiOwner, Lamai Thai Spirits
- “Louis Royer Cognac has been entering the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition for many years. This competition is regarded as the most respected in Asian countries. Winning an award is a high honour for our brand and a further seal of quality for our multi-award winning Cognac.”Carol FrugierMarketing and Communications Manager, Louis Royer Cognac
- “Adding to our success over the past few years at the HKIWSC, winning a trophy means so much to us as we have just recently entered the Chinese market with our brandies. The Chinese market is unique, which makes it even more exciting to know that Oude Molen VOV Brandy is well accepted.”Kobus GelderblomBrandy Master, Oude Molen Distillery
- “It is a great honour for us to receive this award and we are very thankful about the reputation from wine enthusiasts in China. This award is a testament to the fact that our white wines not only match the traditional Austrian food but also matches perfectly with the Asian cuisine.”Katja PflogschWinemaker, Domäne Wachau
- “Having won three trophies in the last four years in different food & wine matching categories at HKIWSC has showcased Pegeric Pinot Noir and its suitability with Asian cuisines leading to its listing with one of Australia’s top restaurant – Melbourne’s iconic Flower Drum.”Chris CormackCEO, Pegeric Wines
- “To get recognition from such a prestigious panel is
veyrewarding indeed, and proves that our wines are made in a style that is truly food friendly. The HKIWSC has become one of the year’s most well-respected wine competitions globally. For us, the food match component is a fantastic chance to demonstrate how well our wines compliment so many different flavours. Moreover, it is a competition known and valued by our customers so a trophy can be hugely influential.””Susanna MayerWinemaker, Yealings
- “Awards and medals at the HKIWSC have been like a stamp of approval to the quality of our wines. Because it is an Asian-focused competition, I know that my wines are being judged and measured by the same yardstick as all the other wines, given our viticultural conditions are quite unique compared with the rest of the world. These medals give me and, more importantly, my consumers the confidence that my wines stand apart from the competition.”Kalash GurnaniWinemaker, York Winery
- “We are very proud of our results. One of our key focuses is the Asian market, so we really want to make our wines special and desirable for this market. That’s why we want to enter this competition and be evaluated by the expert judging panel.”Sofia Cajewski Winemaker, Cremaschi Furlotti
- “We at Yealands Estate Wines are proud to be
recognizedby the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition. The organizationis held in the highest regard and our success in the competitions has become a strong voice for our quality around the globe.”Avram DeitchGlobal Marketing Manager, Yealands Wine Group
- “Winning awards in reputable international wine shows such as the Cathay Pacific HKIWSC is one of the many ways of educating our consumers and giving them confidence in purchasing the Saint Clair brand. This enhances brand perception
increases sales across our entire portfolio of wines.”Maria EastonWinemaker, Saint Clair Family Estate anin turn