About Santiago

Santiago Achaval is the hands-on winemaker of The Farm Winery.  Santiago has received global acclaim, including:

  • Wine Spectator in December 2013 rated more than 460 Argentine wines.  The top 3 were all made by Santiago.
  • Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2012 named his wine to the top 10 in the world.
  • Robert Parker in December 2011 rated seven of Santiago's wines with the lowest score being 96 and several at 98 and 99 points;
  • Wine Spectator Insider August 2012 naming 2 wines as "Hot" scoring 95 & 96;
  • Six times since 2005 being on Wine Spectator's Top 100 wines of the world list;
  • Wine Advocate rating his wines 95 or higher at least 18 times;
  • Decanter tasting 255 Malbecs with his in first place;
  • Wine & Spirits naming his eponymous property "Winery of the Year" based on blind tastings of more than 9,000 wines globally;
  • Wall St. Journal declaring, "arguably Argentina's first 'cult' winery" and Santiago as "one of Argentina's most revered winemakers."
  • Since the inaugural 2009 vintage, the wines of The Farm Winery have been rated 15 times with scores of 92+
  • in 2013, The Farm Winery's, Cardinal, is the highest rated Paso Cabernet by both Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) and Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
  • In 2012, Cardinal was the highest rated Paso Cabernet by Wine Spectator, as well as WS's highest rated Paso Cab in 8 years.


Hear Santiago in his own words.