Our Team

Our vision has always been to create a melting pot of cultures, experience, and insight- each member contributing towards one unwavering goal: to create authentic wines that speak of their origin. Combine the strong wine cultures of Italy, Argentina, Chile and California, then add in a Terroir PhD, worldwide winemaking experience, local viticulture, biodynamic practices and tie it all together with a strong personal bond, and we firmly believe the end result cannot be anything less than exciting.

Pedro Parra - Terroir Specialist, PhD

Pedro is South America’s only terroir and soil specialist, with extensive academic and field experience to support him.  Pedro received a Masters in Precision Agriculture from Montpellier, France and a PhD in Terroir from the National Agronomy Institute, Paris.  He studied in Burgundy and Bordeaux with the most respected French experts such as Michel Claude Girard and Bordeaux expert Pierre Becheler. Pedro has devoted his career  to studying soil profiles and their influence upon wine.  Together with the Altos Las Hormigas team, Pedro has covered every inch of Mendoza soil. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Wine Spectator, Decanter, and Wine & Spirits Magazine. He  plays an indispensable role in Altos’ progress towards terroir-driven, ageworthy Malbec.

Attilio Pagli - Winemaker

Attilio is one of Italy’s most respected winemakers and one of Altos’ most passionate. He studied at the Technical Agrarian Institute of Siena, Italy, at a time when winemaking was still considered hands-on career. He had the fortune to work under Tuscan winemaking legend Giulo Gambelli, whom he considers his mentor. Attilio first arrived in Mendoza under instruction to create a Sangiovese similar to those he was known for in Italy, but quickly learned that Mendoza had no intention of being Tuscany. Instead, he fell in love with the old vines of Malbec. Although he has two 100 point wines in his personal record, he believes that the personality of terroir is what really inspires his commitment to winemaking.

Antonio Morescalchi - Founder, GM

Italian, born in Florence, graduated in Electronics, Antonio Morescalchi started his career as a producer of wine in 1988 in his father vineyard, in Montecatini Alto, Tuscany. Antonio founded Altos las Hormigas in 1995 with Alberto Antonini, and was ever since dedicated to build this company from its foundations. Expert taster of wine, with a focus on France and Italy, Antonio has dedicated himself to all aspects of the industry, from production to sales and marketing. His job takes him around the world several times per year visiting most of the 60 markets where ALH wines are sold in the five continents. Experienced conoisseur of the international wine markets, Antonio has started a new project in Cahors where ALH teams with local vintners to produce Malbec in the place of origin of the grape.

Married, father of two, Antonio loves ancient history and art cinema.

Alberto Antonini - Founder, Winemaker

Alberto Antonini is one of the most recognized winemakers across the globe, and brings new ideas and an unparalleled palate to the Altos Las Hormigas team. His education includes a Ph.D. in Agricultural Studies from the University of Florence and Enology degrees from the University of Bordeaux and the University of California, Davis. He has been senior winemaker for the Tuscan wineries of Antinori and Frescobaldi, two of the leading Italian winemaking families, as well as numerous New World wineries.  He blends modern techniques with ancient tradition in the pursuit of honest winemaking, and is an integral contributor in helping Argentine wines gain international appreciation.

Leonardo Erazo - Enologist & Viticulturist

Leo Erazo is a talented and inspired young winemaker and viticulturist. After receiving a degree in Agronomy and Enology from the University of Chile, he traveled to the most important, and undiscovered, wine regions of the World. For those 10 years he gathered experience and invaluable knowledge on the influence of diverse terroirs on the future of a wine. From South Africa, where he worked at Stellenbosch University researching the influence of soil over wine, to Old World terroir definitions in Burgundy; From California, where he learned an important relationship between biodynamic viticulture and land, to New Zealand, where he was introduced to a unique geology; and finally landing in Mendoza at Altos Las Hormigas. His know-how and dedication make him a key ingredient in Altos’ winemaking approach.