Ernesto Catena, the owner of Ernesto Catena Vineyards in Argentina, is the eldest son of Nicolás Catena of Catena Zapata. A fourth generation winemaker, Ernesto has traveled and lived around the world, and along the way has earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Economy, a Master’s in Design in Milan, and a degree in history in London. Defined by many as the "bohemian" side of the Catena family, Ernesto is a tireless and avid reader, painter, art collector, horseman, polo player, and archer. While president of Bodegas Escorihuela, Ernesto felt the need to produce wines that would reflect his basic beliefs: high quality, a different style from the majority of wines being made at the time, smaller volumes, and a strong brand concept. In 2002, Ernesto Catena Vineyards was created to express those beliefs. Today, the winery produces several acclaimed brands including Siesta, Tahuan, Alma Negra, Padrillos, and Ánimal.