Rogelio Rabino was born in the city of Mendoza, Argentina and attended the Don Bosco School. He graduated from the School of Agrarian Sciences at the University of Cuyo in 2007 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. He has continued his studies by participating in various post-graduate programs, courses, and seminars related to viticulture and enology.
Before joining Kaiken, Rogelio was the Viticulture and Enology Manager at Finca Sophenia for seven years and has also collaborated in the agricultural area of Viñas de Alto Salvador, which makes organic wines. He has also worked at the Rural Development Institute, making harvest forecasts, farm and zone reports, and working with the viticultural data network. He also taught Enotechnology I and Enological Practices at the IES-9-015 Institute for Higher Learning in the Uco Valley.
Rogelio participated in the 2009 crush season at Le Bon Pasteur, which until recently belonged to Michel Rolland in Pomerol, France, and in 2013 he visited châteaux in Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire.
At Kaiken Rogelio will manage the winery’s three estates—called fincas—and use micro-vinifications to develop new varieties and terroirs in Argentina. He will also certify the standards of quality and position the production of high-end wines in the national and international markets.