Chilean wine group San Pedro has appointed two winemakers to focus on its premium wine brands.

The company said yesterday (13 July) that Paul Hobbs had become consultant winemaker to San Pedro and its Argentinian subsidiary Finca La Celia.

Hobbs is joins San Pedro alongside Marco Puyo, who has taken a role at the company's winery at Molina, which has the largest area of continuous area of vineyards in South America.

Puyo, who has worked at other Chilean wineries, including Viña Errázuriz and Casa Lapostolle, will handle San Pedro's three premium labels - Castillo de Molina, 1865, and Cabo de Hornos.

San Pedro sales director Stuart Downes said: "With the qualities and experience which both Paul and Marco bring with them, we are confident that our portfolio will develop and strengthen and we very much look forward to seeing the results."