Peter Sisseck was born in Denmark and has lived for the past 20 years in the Ribera del Duero, Spain where the winery Dominio de Pingus is located.
His fascination for wine began at home with his parents and was later inspired, at the age of fourteen, by visiting his uncle, the renowned winemaker Peter Vinding, in Bordeaux. This moment ignited a life-long passion and directed
his future path into the grapevines.
After a stay at Chateau Rahoul in Graves in 1983-84, Peter traveled to Sonoma, California where he worked with Zelma Long of Simi Winery. Later, he studied agriculture engineering in Copenhagen and, after graduation, moved in with the Vinding family at Château Landiras.
He landed in Ribera del Duero in 1990 and took the post of technical director at the Hacienda Monasterio winery. Captivated with the contrasted and arid landscape, Peter developed a belief in the potential of the region for the creation of a high quality wine. What was supposed to be a short
stay soon started to feel like home.
His eager quest to find the perfect terroir of old exceptional vines was finally rewarded when he
encountered the old vineyards of La Horra. With this precious find, Pingus’ story was about to begin.