He founded Matervini in 2010, and serves as president and winemaker.
Achával became interested in wine after taking weekend trips with friends to the Napa Valley while completing an MBA at Stanford in 1989. After completing his studies, he returned to Argentina and began his career as a winemaker.
2006 to Present: Consulting Winemaker for Vines of Mendoza and its Recuerdo wines
2007 to 2013: Winemaker for Hand of God Wines, Mendoza
2008 to Present: with the Madsen family, the Achavals founded The Farm Winery in Paso Robles, CA
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