It’s official. René Araneda will succeed René Merino as the President of Vinos de Chile, the trade association that represents the interests of Chilean wine producers (and to which Wines of Chile belongs), for the 2011-2013 term. Araneda is currently the Executive Vice President of the San Pedro Tarapacá group and has been the Vice President of Vinos de Chile since 2008.
Vinos de Chile held a General Assembly of the more than 100 member wineries today (April 15) to elect a new Board of Directors, which in turn officially named Araneda as their new President. There were no other changes in the Board.
Outgoing two-term president René Merino will remain on the Board of Directors and is looking forward to dedicating more time to his own winery, Viña Tamaya, and other projects, such as la Imagen País Foundation.
As of today, the Board of Directors of Vinos de Chile is as follows:
Mario Pablo Silva (Viña Casa Silva), Vice President
Andrés Turner (Viña Montes), Treasurer
Thomas Domeyko (Viña Concha y Toro), Director
Silvio Rostagno (Viña Santa Rita), Director
René Araneda (Viña San Pedro Tarapacá), Director
Eduardo Chadwick (Viña Errázuriz), Director
José Yuraszeck (Viña Undurraga) Director
Recaredo Ossa (Viña Veramonte), Director
and René Merino (Viña Tamaya), Director