9 August, 2018


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The Rio Wine & Food Festival 2018 (RWFF) held in Rio de Janeiro during August included the participation of Francisco Baettig, renowned Chilean winemaker for Viña Errázuriz, Seña and Viñedo Chadwick. During the event, Baettig led the most expected activity of the festival’s agenda, a Degusta Talk Show (guided tasting) entitled “Three Wines that changed history” referring to three iconic and emblematic wines: Don Maximiano, Seña and Viñedo Chadwick.

In the successful event, celebrated in the Golden Room Belmond of Copacabana Palace hotel in front of a big audience, guests were able to taste vintages 2007 and 2015 of Don Maximiano, vintages 2009 and 2015 of Seña, and vintage 2015 of Viñedo Chadwick. The discussion panel alongside Baettig was completed up by two of the most relevant wine journalists in Brazil: Marcelo Copello – one of the RWFF organizers- and Jorge Lucki.

This is the sixth version of the RWFF, the biggest of its type in Latin America, which during ten days offers a wide range of activities in different areas of Rio de Janeiro. Wine producers from over 12 countries –among them Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Portugal, Uruguay, Israel, Slovenia and Macedonia. The festival offers wine fairs, tastings, wine sales, wine lessons and masterclasses.

Currently Baettig is enjoying the most successful period in his professional career. He holds the impressive record of being the first Chilean winemaker in producing two wines recognized with the top wine score of 100 points: Viñedo Chadwick 2014 and Seña 2015, both from international wine critic James Suckling.

Besides, Baettig was recently chosen Winemaker of the Year 2018 by renowned wine critic Tim Atkin MW in his Annual Chile Report 2018. This outstanding recognition positions Baettig among the top winemakers of the world, and also crowns an exceptional career highlighted by his passionate hard work, always in a constant quest for making his wines even better, along with a deep commitment for searching and understanding the diversity of Chilean terroir.