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Mauro Nosenzo
Algodon Wine Estates, Winemaker

Anthony Foster
Algodon Wine Estates, Senior Wine Advisor

Jorge Alberto Arenas
Algodon Wine Estates, Agronomical Engineer

Mr. Nosenzo has served at Algodon Wine Estates since 2007, and as winemaker he determines the exact moment of each varietal's harvest. Additional significant responsibilities include managing the wine's elaboration process from the instant it has been handpicked up until it is bottled. In addition to production process and control, Mr. Nosenzo faithfully stays abreast of the newest technology, products and trends related to consumer tastes and demand.

Before joining Algodon Wine Estates, Mr. Nosenzo served as winemaker for the acclaimed Roca S.A. Winery, for over 12 years.

Mr. Nosenzo has a degree as a National Winemaker, as well as a Master's Degree in Business Management from the Business International School branch of Talca University of Chile.

Mr. Nosenzo frequently sits as a judge for various wine tasting competitions throughout Argentina. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and regularly trains for marathons and "adventure races."

Anthony Foster has been in the wine trade for over thirty-eight years. In 1974, he became a Master of Wine, passing the most arduous four day tasting and theoretical qualification in the industry. In 1987 he was Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine and was largely responsible for making the qualification international.

He founded his own company, Bonhote Foster Limited, in 1975, and was bought out in 1981 by Scottish and Newcastle Breweries. He was subsequently made managing director of Christopher and Company, Royal Warrant holders. In 1986 Antinori in Florence sought him out and hired him to become managing director of their UK arm, Belloni. After Antinori sold their interest in Belloni in the early nineties, Mr. Foster continued to act as a consultant for various bodies on fruit selection and wine making techniques, as well as wine marketing in the UK and US. Amongst other projects, he researched and advised a number of Slovenian wine producers on how to market their wines in Europe. He created a Burgundy importing company in the US - Foster Flynt Selections - with DC Flynt MW. In 1998, Mr. Foster purchased Bonhote Foster Limited back from Scottish and Newcastle Breweries. In recent years, he has spent considerable time working with various wine investment groups.

Mr. Foster is an acknowledged wine taster. He judges around the world, most notably France, Italy, Australia and the UK. In France he has participated in a number of "Tastevinage" panels and in Italy he has been a frequent judge at the Banco d'Assagio in Perugia. In Australia he is one of a handful of international judges and he is frequently invited to judge in both Canberra and Hobart. In the UK, Anthony chairs a number of tasting panels for both the Wine Challenge and the Wine and Spirit Competition.

Mr. Arenas has worked for the estate since 2001, when the project was still a just vision, and has played a significant role in its development into its current incarnation of Algodon Wine Estates. After settling permanently in San Rafael in 2000, Mr. Arenas served as President and consultant for CREA group. He began his career in Agronomy, within the agrochemical industry, by working at the Estancia los Reyunos of San Rafael from 1978 to 2000, where he was in charge of the cultivation of asparagus for the company ABC. Mr. Arenas studied at the Agronomy Department at the National University of Cuyo, where he received his degree. From a young age he complemented his studies by playing rugby, which gained him the respect and affection of the sporting community. Mr. Arenas first studied at the General Espejo Military Academy, and graduated with the rank of reserve Lieutenant. He was born and raised in the city of Mendoza, and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, as well as playing golf when he can.

Patrick Dumont
Business Advisor, Gaucho Holdings

Bernard Esquenet
Fine Wine Advisor, Gaucho Holdings

James Galtieri
Algodon Wine Estates, Senior Wine Advisor

Patrick Dumont is the CEO and winemaker of Château de Messey, a family owned company in Burgundy, France, most notable for their outstanding Chardonnay.  He is a founding partner of Schiahorn AG wine imports and distributes Algodon Fine Wines in Switzerland, France and other parts of Europe.  He has more than 28 years of experience in the wine industry.  Prior to his current position, he served for 15 years with UBS Investment Bank where he headed the investment solution group for fixed income in Switzerland.  His career experience includes time spent within the hedge fund industry, which developed his interest in Private Equity and VC deals using his institutional network to raise capital. He began his career at JPMorgan in New York in security sales.  Mr. Dumont is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR), the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (ICFA), and the Swiss Society of Investment Professionals (SSIP), and he is also co-founder and vice-president of a wakeboard club (CBWSS) in Geneva and Chevalier de Tastevin in Clos de Vougeot since 2004.

Mr. Esquenet serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Ruhof Corporation and the President of Chem-Clean Corporation, both of which are specialty chemical companies. He has served as Secretary of Leading Edge Packaging Inc. since January 1999, and is a Partner in BroadAsia LLC. Mr. Esquenet has been involved with these companies for several years, and has been involved in the manufacturing and international distribution of specialty chemicals for over 30 years. He also serves as a Member of the business advisory board of First of Long Island Corp. and The First National Bank of Long Island. He served as Director of Leading Edge Packaging Inc. since January 1999.  He was born and raised in Epernay, France, the heart of the French Champagne region, or as he personally likes to refer to as the ”Capital du Champagne”.

Phone: 516-802-4785

Mr. Galtieri specializes in corporate management in the Wine & Spirit Industry, and has a considerable background and experience in wine knowledge and wine market dynamics.  His experience includes 25 years as a wine importer and distributor, and 15 years as a successful fine wine & spirit retailer.  He is the current President/CEO at Seaview Imports LLC., a national wine importer (based in New York) covering the U.S. market with high-quality, exclusive wine brands of notable repute.  He previously served as Founding Partner and President/CEO of Pasternak Wine Imports, a renowned national wine importer and distributor, founded in 1988 in partnership with Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite). 

Mr. Galtieri’s professional associations include, Commanderie du Bontemps de Medoc et Graves (Commandeur d’Honneur, 1998), Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs (Chevalier, 1990), Hofstra University (Adjunct Professor “Advanced Wine Studies”, 1975- 1985), Special Advisor to Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) – 2012 to present).