Austin, TX – Fall Creek Vineyards is thrilled to announce the arrival of Chilean winemaker Sergio Cuadra to the FCV team this fall. Prior to starting his full-time duties as Chief Winemaker, Cuadra will be making an initial visit to Fall Creek Vineyards during the winery’s most well-known event, the Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival on two Saturdays, August 17 and 24 at Tow, Texas.
He will lead an exclusive tasting for Fall Creek Vineyards wine club members both Saturdays at 3:00 pm. Guests must RSVP to attend and also be registered FCV wine club members. Membership in the FCV is free of charge and guests may register onsite or online, www.fcv.com.
The addition of Cuadra is big win for the entire Texas wine industry. Cuadra has the reputation of making some of the finest wines in Chile, having worked as Chief Winemaker for many years at two highly successful Chilean companies; Concha Y Toro and Caliterra, sister company of Viña Errázuirz. He joined Anakena wines in 2010, where he worked with the consultancy of Paul Hobbs.
Cuadra’s career has taken him around the world to the most prestigious winegrowing regions, including France and Germany. After receiving a degree in agricultural engineering and enology from the University of Talca in Chile, he worked in virtually every aspect of the industry; from vinification, to vineyard management, to sales. He has also worked with world-renowned winemakers such as Paul Hobbs, Jacques Lurton and Australian wine consultant Kym Milne, MW.
Ed Auler, Co-owner and winemaker at FCV says, “We are honored to have Sergio join our team. He has a wealth of experience and depth of knowledge into the latest viticultural and enological techniques, particularly regarding hot weather climates and varietals. There are many similarities between the Texas Hill Country appellation and many South American grape-growing regions.”
Fall Creek Vineyards is one of the four oldest wineries in the state and Co-owners Susan and Ed Auler are well-known throughout the industry for securing the ‘Texas Hill Country’ appellation (AVA) designation for the Hill Country, which is one of the largest Viticultural Areas in the country.