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Daniel Pi*

Speciality Wine
CompanyTrapiche Argentina
PositionChief Winemaker

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.

Daniel Pi*

"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."

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