Through artistry and innovative techniques, vintner Agustin Huneeus has crafted critically acclaimed wines throughout his career, such as Quintessa, a 1999 100 point winner. He has brought distinction to a number of wines and wineries and increased the prominence of Meritage wines, artful blends that embody the characteristics of the location of the winery. The success of Agustin Huneeus’ philosophy on winemaking, connecting the wine to the place of origin, is reflected in his many achievements. As a prominent figure in the industry, Huneeus serves on the Board of Directors of Long Shadows Vintners which is a brand of seven ultra-premium Columbia Valley wines. The success of Long Shadows is due, in part, to the leadership and vision of its leaders, including Agustin Huneeus. In addition to his work with Long Shadows, Huneeus is the chairman of the Franciscan Estates which he led to success and retains ownership stakes in the Veramonte and Quintessa brands. The contributions Agustin Huneeus has brought to the wine industry is sure to be enjoyed by consumers for many years to come.