Nov 23 • 28M

Making Chile Win (Big) at Winemaking

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Joining Avivah Wittenberg-Cox for this episode of 4-Quarter Lives is Eduardo Chadwick. From Chile, Eduardo is President of his family’s vineyard which stretches back five generations. He took the vineyard from the brink of bankruptcy to world renowned winery and is now looking at how he will pass on the legacy he has created.

A Family Affair

Born in Santiago, Chile in 1959, Eduardo shares how his unusual education shaped his view on standing alone. And how his youth ultimately moulded his fighting spirit. By 25, he had taken charge of his family’s faltering vineyard and was traveling the world learning how to bring his product to the global market. Eduardo married at 28 and he and his wife had two sons and four daughters. Just as life seemed to be moving upward, tragedy struck, and Eduardo lost both his sons.

A Global Seduction

Eduardo’s Q2 was tumultuous. Many challenges shook both his family and his work. Two decades spent building the business and product up - and then, from the year 2000 onwards - spreading the word. He became a tireless global promoter of Chile and its wines. In 2004 came the ultimate professional accolade, when his wine took first and second places in a famous blind test competition in Berlin. This was a defining moment for Eduardo and his company, which has remained internationally successful ever since.

Giving Forward - the Next Generation

Now 63, Eduardo is tasting new challenges, and has a year out as a Fellow of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI). It exactly answers his desire to make a transition, refocus his energies and scale them - this time for social impact. As he looks forward, Eduardo is focusing on improving the lives of children in Chile and more widely. Eduardo has made a life out of dreaming big, pursuing dreams and bringing them to life. Next?

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