Vino Latino USA and our wine celebrate the rich and proud heritage that Latinos have had on the wine industry. For almost a century, Latinos have helped drive an industry that has created some of the best wines in the world.
Fernando Candelario got his first job in the wine industry as a teenager when he was offered a job working on the bottling line at Robert Mondavi Winery.
He quickly proved himself a hard worker and was made supervisor. While working on the bottling line he found himself drawn to the cellar, where wine is made.
After Mondavi he helped launch the brand T-Vine before starting his own brand, Voces. In addition to Voces he is the winemaker for La Rochelle Winery in Sonoma.
In 2019 he became partner and winemaker for Vino S Vida. He says that if he’s going to make a $15 bottle of wine, it’s going to be the best $15 bottle of wine you’ve ever tried!