Fernando is one of the few Master Sommeliers in the world. He was named one of America’s Best New Sommeliers by Wine & Spirits magazine and featured on both Crain’s Chicago Business’s and Wine Enthusiast’s lists of “40 under 40”.


Beteta shares his passion for wine and education on a weekly basis at High Road Wines where he is currently a partner. A Guatemalan native, Beteta caught the wine bug in his parents’ restaurants, then attending the Hotel Management School in Lausanne, Switzerland.
He has overseen wine programs at various award-winning restaurants including the Dining Room at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (a Four Seasons Hotel) and NoMI at the Park Hyatt Chicago, where he oversaw the wine cellar that contained over 10,000 bottles. He represented the United States in International Sommelier competitions and was First Runner Up for the Best Sommelier in America.