Santiago was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1981. Married to Maggie and father to Juan Cruz (11) and Mercedes (9). In 2003 he got an Agricultural Engineering degree and proceeded to work as a technical advisor, managing the vineyards of his father`s winery. With encouragement from his father Patricio, in 2012 he made his first wine which was his starting point as winemaker in Gouguenheim winery. In 2015 he started working as Sales Manager, working the U.S. market. Passionate about animal genetics as well, he dedicates his spare time to cattle and horse breeding.