After studying Oenology and Vineyard Management in Weinsberg and Geisenheim in Germany , Klaus Schröder arrived in Chile in 1965 to work for the Chilean wine industry.

He has worked as head oenologist at Viña San Pedro (1965 - 1980), Viña Errazuriz Panquehue (1982 - 1989) and Viña Santa Rita (1989 - 1996) and in 1996, he received the "Al Mérito Vitivinícola" award, the highest accolade possible for his contribution to the national industry.

Throughout his terms at these prestigious Chilean wineries, Klaus's ambition was to create his own wine with a unique and exclusive character as his contribution to Chilean Oenology. With the AltaCima winery, this is now a reality.

Currently, Klaus is an independent consultant to many local wineries, the President of the Chilean Oenologists/Winemakers Association (Associacion Nacional de Ingenieros Agronomos Enologos de Chile AG) and a Chilean representative of UIOe (Union Internationale des Onologues).