GWCo 1.o

Early On  Lots # 1 – 7

We began Garage Wine Co. with the idea of making wine on a personal scale, by hand with the family. It was physical work, and a therapeutic complement to the hustle and bustle of the then new millenium. Few in Chile were they familiar with the tradition of celebrated companies having begun “in the garage”. Back then wineries in Chile were corporate affairs, named after celebrated last names or saints. And they were generally owned by clubby families with double rr’s in their surname. Once a rather closed circle, much has changed. We went to work and made barrel by barrel with money from the family coffers selling just enough bottles amongst friends and family that we could justify doing it all over again the following year. Soon “the hobby” grasped a firmer hold on family finances and we began to sell wine to strangers who contentedly scooped it up for twenty dollars a bottle. Then an article appeared in El Mercurio newspaper about a “coveted urban myth” of wines made in a garaje. So we patented the name Garage Wine Company.

At the time it was tremendously difficult to get any supplier to take us seriously at our scale. As we had no forklift, the bottle makers chose simply to not answer our mails. The capsule maker wanted a minium 10,ooo piece order. (We had 567 bottles.) And so on… These attitudes were what helped cement our sense of being a denim-clad David up against the agro-industrial Goliaths. We would soon find out that our sense of healthy counter-culture was not appreciated by the powers that be. They would have to get used to constructive criticism— and find a sense of humour.

As all three of us had worked for various large wineries directly or indirectly during the initial boom of Chilean wine, we had come to view the industry (their word not our’s) as makers of great values, a consumer product, often made to spec for a foreign supermarket, rather than wines with a sense of origin or with any sense of volition. Others were spending fortunes building architectural wonders for trophy wineries, but these were simply too big to reflect anything personal. We saw an opportunity for one ship at least to sail in another direction.

Independence  Lots #8-16

When our first child was born Pilar was offered a job in a perfume & flavourings company heading up a new division of ready-made cocktails. It was great news to work part-time and make decent money, but wine is not an easy business to break back into on the other side of babies. As I saw it, the wines we would make in the meantime were her curriculum to break back into the trade. At least that was my justification to take the Garage to the next level. So we applied more ‘ñeque’ en buen chileno.

As Garage Wine Co. wines found their way onto the menu of a half a dozen restaurants notably Portillo ski resort, we began to have contact with other small projects. In our minds, the emergence of other Davids, was a healthy notion that one-day others would come to realise as well.

Some were accomplished winemakers from the industry who had become independents and others were outliers: a lawyer, a photographer, an ex-pat miner and a Count from Tuscany… …in short we liked their wines; they were different. We liked the fact that others faced the same challenges and we began in earnest to scheme together as a group.

Later CORFO would claim that we the small instigated associatividad (a kind of working togetherness) in the wine sector, but writ large we were just being practical. And so it was that in June of 2009 with eleven other small independent producers (the winemakers, the lawyer et. al.) and we came together to form the Movement of Independent Vintners or MOVI. If you say it out loud to yourself in Spanish: El Movimiento de Viñateros Independientes, it sounds almost Monty Python. MoVI forever changed the wine trade in Chile. There have been various other groups formed since such as Vigno — Vignadores de Carignan and Chanchos Deslenguados, but it was MoVI that helped pave the way for others changing export legislation to make it easier for small cellars, fighting to get lesser-known varietals recognised by the SAG and a host of other things. Today MoVI has grown to more than 30+ small wineries from all over Chile and Garage have turned to focus our work principally on the old vines of the Secano Interior.

The earth moved under our feet – Lots 27 +

                                                             the Pachamama Vineyard

Having a wine scientist from the University meant Garage began experimenting from its earliest days. First within the well-known and well-heeled Maipo Valley where we sourced fruit higher end higher up into the Andes to get to the fresher Mountain Grown fruit of San Juan de Pirque. Then we began making a small lot of  

Cabernet Franc, initially for a Cab blend, but later we decided to make a second wine. We make both of these wines to this day, but back then we had the feeling that we would never really have control over the fruit. So we decided to go further from the mainstream towards finding a diamond in the rough as it were towards achieving the autonomy we wanted. And so it was that we were invited to see a special farm of a well-known grower in the Maule.

 

                                            Harvesting

After seeing dozens of acres of well-groomed fruit we were shown a small section of specific rows that were available if we were interested. The broker spoke at length about the other well-heeled buyers who purchased fruit from the property— we just wondered about what control we might have over the growing. What would it be like to be like to be the smallest customer of a large grower? All we had to do was send a truck with bins on the assigned day and we would receive the kilos we had agreed, but we would not have means to intervene if we wanted to do so. We declined and in a watershed moment that we did not realise was a watershed at all, we decided to look for some smaller growers and keep experimenting like we had always done. Two roads diverged in the vineyard that day— and we took the one less travelled, and yes, it has made all the difference.

What one needs to understand is that Carignan was in many vineyards in the Maule (600 + hectares are recognised today) but it was very difficult to find. Small vignerons do not know it as Carignan. They have no papers for it and they take of it as if it were Pais.

 

Most of the Carignan (but not all) was planted after a large earthquake in 1939 in Chillan. It was brought as part of an agricultural development programme. It was thought that the Carignan would lend colour, acidity and tannin to make a sturdier country wine in the region. It was usually planted as an extension to an existing Pais vineyard. Whereas the Pais vineyard would be a series of rows as straight as church pews, the Carignan planted much later would follow the relief of the slope — the latest [agricultural] technology at the time.

                    in the Bagual Vineyard in Caliboro

We set out to look for Carignan talking to vignerons tasting on the roadside and soon a pattern emerged. Some of the vignerons had a fudre of wine for which they wanted to charge an extra luca– 1ooo pesos. They would explain that this wine had a second Winter ie an extra year of storage— this was because it had the more acidic, more tannic Carignan that needed more time than the Pais. It took an extra year to come around and be approachable so it was the special occasion wine. We would ask to see the vineyard and after confidences were achieved we began sourcing fruit from different small parcels. Wanting to experiment, we made each one separately and this was the beginning of our Maule vineyard based wines each made from a separate parcel in a different place and soil. Eventually, we would travel further and find Carignan in Sauzal, Truquilemu, Caliboro and as far South as Portezuelo.  

Just before harvest in 2010 an earthquake of almost biblical proportions struck in the Maule. We had been working with two properties beforehand, but this would mark a change in how we worked going forward. We saw the Carignan on these small farms as a means for people to bootstrap and come back from the tragedy. We proposed a plan and won the Geoffrey Roberts award. We used the bursary money and subsequent funding from our UK importer: Bibendum to work with these small growers toward making serious wine from each parcel. We grafted Garnacha and Mataro on old Pais roots next to the existing Carignan and we made wines from these field-blends.

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At work in Las Higueras lately…

Y para empezar cuarentena un vertical de CF de Maipo con los vecinos: cuarto piso 2017, tercer piso 2016, segundo piso 2015 y @singleferments en primer piso con 2014 / to begin the new lockdown in Santiago we got the neighbours together for a socially distanced vertical of Cab Franc Maipo: fourth floor Jorge with 2017 Lot 9o, third floor Monica with Lot 8o 2016, second floor Alejandro y Alejandra 2015 Lot 70 and Pilar on the ground with Lot 60 from 2014. Pirque Vineyard lockdown vertical — a corona  vertical 
#gwcocabfranc 
#gwcocabernetfranc
#gwcoharvest
#gwcoharvest2020
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#movichile
#gwcolashiguerasvineyard
#gwcopirquevineyard
#garagewineco

Y para empezar cuarentena un vertical de CF de Maipo con los vecinos: cuarto piso 2017, tercer piso 2016, segundo piso 2015 y @singleferments en primer piso con 2014 / to begin the new lockdown in Santiago we got the neighbours together for a socially distanced vertical of Cab Franc Maipo: fourth floor Jorge with 2017 Lot 9o, third floor Monica with Lot 8o 2016, second floor Alejandro y Alejandra 2015 Lot 70 and Pilar on the ground with Lot 60 from 2014. Pirque Vineyard lockdown vertical — a corona vertical
#gwcocabfranc
#gwcocabernetfranc
#gwcoharvest
#gwcoharvest2020
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#movichile
#gwcolashiguerasvineyard
#gwcopirquevineyard
#garagewineco
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Great shot of the family working harvest in @la.cav / buena foto familiar de cosecha en @la.cav #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Great shot of the family working harvest in @la.cav / buena foto familiar de cosecha en @la.cav #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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If I said “redefining take-away” would I have to explain? Comida “para llevar” redefinido #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

If I said “redefining take-away” would I have to explain? Comida “para llevar” redefinido #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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#gwcolashiguerasvineyard sarmentando

#gwcolashiguerasvineyard sarmentando ...

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CF Las Higueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 @singleferments

CF Las Higueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 @singleferments ...

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Amarrando ! #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Amarrando ! #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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New reins on the mechanical horse - ready to go! #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

New reins on the mechanical horse - ready to go! #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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#gwcolashiguerasvineyard

#gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Why aren’t mine blue like all the other kids’ are? Cool climate is just another word for remedial hang-time. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Why aren’t mine blue like all the other kids’ are? Cool climate is just another word for remedial hang-time. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Malo finished let’s rack / now that malolactic fermentation finished (Los Reyes) it is time to rack the first lot of Las Higueras Cab Franc 2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Malo finished let’s rack / now that malolactic fermentation finished (Los Reyes) it is time to rack the first lot of Las Higueras Cab Franc 2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Mr Flowers aka Flores #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020

Mr Flowers aka Flores #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Cutting Cab Franc Las Higueras 2o2o #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcocabfranc #cabfranc #cabernetfranc #gwcoharvest2020

Cutting Cab Franc Las Higueras 2o2o #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcocabfranc #cabfranc #cabernetfranc #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Sequestered and bored? Take a seat and ride aboard our first gamela of the day in our virtual harvest. Raoul will be carrying your basket today and Jolo receiving. Welcome to Las Higueras head-trained section. Free the vines no more trellises! Let’s free Cabernet. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcocabfranc #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest

Sequestered and bored? Take a seat and ride aboard our first gamela of the day in our virtual harvest. Raoul will be carrying your basket today and Jolo receiving. Welcome to Las Higueras head-trained section. Free the vines no more trellises! Let’s free Cabernet. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcocabfranc #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest ...

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The one and only Monchito / el único original Monchito #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

The one and only Monchito / el único original Monchito #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Cab Franc Las Higueras Vineyard harvest #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcofieldworks

Cab Franc Las Higueras Vineyard harvest #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Mugroneando el Cab Franc de Las Higueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Mugroneando el Cab Franc de Las Higueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Tie me up tiene down / Átame #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Tie me up tiene down / Átame #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Gamela / basket #2 on your virtual harvest tour atop your gamela. (Small berry Cab Franc so about 34 baskets to a bin and about 9 bins a in a day with the full posse of 9 working a regular day. Raoul, one of three Canasteros, will carry about a third of the fruit today 1500+ kilos 15 kgs per basket at a time... ... meet Don Lucho aka Luchito y Don Alvaro next the truck in this part of your tour. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 Careful with high shoots - the vineyard is rather ‘chascon’ without trellises in this corner.

Gamela / basket #2 on your virtual harvest tour atop your gamela. (Small berry Cab Franc so about 34 baskets to a bin and about 9 bins a in a day with the full posse of 9 working a regular day. Raoul, one of three Canasteros, will carry about a third of the fruit today 1500+ kilos 15 kgs per basket at a time... ... meet Don Lucho aka Luchito y Don Alvaro next the truck in this part of your tour. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 Careful with high shoots - the vineyard is rather ‘chascon’ without trellises in this corner. ...

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Las Higueras Cab Franc 2020 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Las Higueras Cab Franc 2020 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Cutting Cab Franc today in the Maule #gwcocabfranc #gwcolately #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Cutting Cab Franc today in the Maule #gwcocabfranc #gwcolately #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldcraft #gwcogente

Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldcraft #gwcogente ...

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Everyone wants to be a hand model. #gwcocabfranc #gwcolately #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Everyone wants to be a hand model. #gwcocabfranc #gwcolately #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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The field beneath the Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcopoda2018 has many round rocks

The field beneath the Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcopoda2018 has many round rocks ...

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Back to work on the farm after 10 days convalescing #gwcolashigueras #gwcopoda2018 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Back to work on the farm after 10 days convalescing #gwcolashigueras #gwcopoda2018 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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The boys are back in town #regiondelmaule #mauleadicto #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcopoda2018

The boys are back in town #regiondelmaule #mauleadicto #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcopoda2018 ...

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Muy boni #gwcocabfranc #gwcolately #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Muy boni #gwcocabfranc #gwcolately #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Landing in #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Landing in #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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No matter how beautiful the vineyard, no matter how terrific the fruit, some dufus will always place a bag of azufre on the end. #gwcocabfranc  #gwcolately #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

No matter how beautiful the vineyard, no matter how terrific the fruit, some dufus will always place a bag of azufre on the end. #gwcocabfranc #gwcolately #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Hatchet job #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately #showuswhoisbehindyourleaves

Hatchet job #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately #showuswhoisbehindyourleaves ...

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A little cleanup of sierpes (sierpentes) by Mr Lagos #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcopoda2018

A little cleanup of sierpes (sierpentes) by Mr Lagos #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcopoda2018 ...

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#gwcolashiguerasvineyard #showuswhatsbehindyourleaves #showuswhoisbehindyourleaves

#gwcolashiguerasvineyard #showuswhatsbehindyourleaves #showuswhoisbehindyourleaves ...

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Cutting Cab Franc today in the Maule #gwcocabfranc #gwcolately #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Cutting Cab Franc today in the Maule #gwcocabfranc #gwcolately #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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I’m a lumber jack and I’m ... — Antonio #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcopoda2018

I’m a lumber jack and I’m ... — Antonio #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcopoda2018 ...

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We had reinforcements come to help pick for our clients and one group were  Haitian immigrants recently arrived in Chile. Dressed for Winter in the heat, and singing bluesy ballads they helped get the fruit in before a big rain— be sure to turn the volume up. Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

We had reinforcements come to help pick for our clients and one group were Haitian immigrants recently arrived in Chile. Dressed for Winter in the heat, and singing bluesy ballads they helped get the fruit in before a big rain— be sure to turn the volume up. Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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We had reinforcements come to help pick for our clients and one group we Haitian immigrants recently arrived in Chile. Dressed for Winter in the heat, and singing bluesy ballads they helped get the fruit in before a big rain— be sure to turn the volume up. Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldcraft

We had reinforcements come to help pick for our clients and one group we Haitian immigrants recently arrived in Chile. Dressed for Winter in the heat, and singing bluesy ballads they helped get the fruit in before a big rain— be sure to turn the volume up. Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldcraft ...

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It was not a one man harvest in Linares but Don Alvaro does take a good foto Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

It was not a one man harvest in Linares but Don Alvaro does take a good foto Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Cutting Cab Franc today in the Maule #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2017

Cutting Cab Franc today in the Maule #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2017 ...

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Don Alvaro canastero extraordinario Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Don Alvaro canastero extraordinario Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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And that's a wrap -- #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcocabfranc

And that's a wrap -- #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcocabfranc ...

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Moliendo CF #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcocabfranc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Moliendo CF #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcocabfranc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Visita ilustre de Pic Saint Loup @kmullerb #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Visita ilustre de Pic Saint Loup @kmullerb #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Sacando cierpes y desbrotando / cleaning up lower shoots #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #showuswhatsbehindyourleaves #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately

Sacando cierpes y desbrotando / cleaning up lower shoots #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #showuswhatsbehindyourleaves #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately ...

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Desbrotando #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Desbrotando #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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#gwcolashiguerasvineyard #showuswhatsbehindyourleaves #showuswhoisbehindyourleaves : Monchi

#gwcolashiguerasvineyard #showuswhatsbehindyourleaves #showuswhoisbehindyourleaves : Monchi ...

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Desbrote en Las Higueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #showuswhoisbehindyourleaves : Monchi

Desbrote en Las Higueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #showuswhoisbehindyourleaves : Monchi ...

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Sacando sierpes desbrotando CF #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Sacando sierpes desbrotando CF #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Ever serious and reverent @singleferments #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #showuswhatsbehindyourleaves

Ever serious and reverent @singleferments #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #showuswhatsbehindyourleaves ...

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#showuswhatsbehindyourleaves #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

#showuswhatsbehindyourleaves #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Desbrotando en #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #showuswhatsbehindyourleaves

Desbrotando en #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #showuswhatsbehindyourleaves ...

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Clucks ‘n squeaks #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Clucks ‘n squeaks #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Something to be said for arriving to see your somewhat obscure flag flying ... (does this video run ? Does it repeat?) #gwcolashiguerasvineyard  just kidding

Something to be said for arriving to see your somewhat obscure flag flying ... (does this video run ? Does it repeat?) #gwcolashiguerasvineyard just kidding ...

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Haciendo el cameon más delgado para que sea menos pega picar. Arao vuelta-vuelta viene con efectos de sonido. Preta botón y suena como tractor con motor... Ploughing closer to the vines to make the cameon as narrow as posible and thus less work to break up with hoes. (Monche has tremendous sense for fashionable footwear or no?) #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcovintage2019 #gwcofieldcraft #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately  #showuswhatsbehindyourleaves

Haciendo el cameon más delgado para que sea menos pega picar. Arao vuelta-vuelta viene con efectos de sonido. Preta botón y suena como tractor con motor... Ploughing closer to the vines to make the cameon as narrow as posible and thus less work to break up with hoes. (Monche has tremendous sense for fashionable footwear or no?) #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcovintage2019 #gwcofieldcraft #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately #showuswhatsbehindyourleaves ...

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Hard work breaking up the earth between the vines but someone has to do it. The band from Sauzal (where vineyards are still worked the old way) invited today to remind the locals living nearby Las Higueras how things used to be done. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcofieldworks

Hard work breaking up the earth between the vines but someone has to do it. The band from Sauzal (where vineyards are still worked the old way) invited today to remind the locals living nearby Las Higueras how things used to be done. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcofieldworks ...

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“It came with packages boxes or tags. It came just the same . . . “ Theodore Seuss inspired transport #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

“It came with packages boxes or tags. It came just the same . . . “ Theodore Seuss inspired transport #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Después mucha lluvia sale el sol — after much rain here comes the sun! #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Después mucha lluvia sale el sol — after much rain here comes the sun! #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Early morning work with la Bestia — making the Cameon narrower. Score we begin to picar #gwcolashigueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Early morning work with la Bestia — making the Cameon narrower. Score we begin to picar #gwcolashigueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Franco hombre de puro ñeque Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Franco hombre de puro ñeque Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Francly Maule #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Francly Maule #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Lots of work ahead #gwcolashigueras #gwcopoda2018 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Lots of work ahead #gwcolashigueras #gwcopoda2018 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Back to work on the fields lately #gwcolashigueras #gwcopoda2018 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Back to work on the fields lately #gwcolashigueras #gwcopoda2018 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Picking old bit from the other side of canal — Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Picking old bit from the other side of canal — Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Early procession to pick @ Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Early procession to pick @ Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Picking begins in the cuartel of old bush head vines — at the corner of Los Colonos and El Contador Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Picking begins in the cuartel of old bush head vines — at the corner of Los Colonos and El Contador Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Long drive to pin today! #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Long drive to pin today! #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Señora Eva no puede resistir saludar — Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Señora Eva no puede resistir saludar — Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Time for pruning -- la poda comienza #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Time for pruning -- la poda comienza #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks @bibendumwines

Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks @bibendumwines ...

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Old-vine Cab Franc #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Old-vine Cab Franc #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks @juan.domingo.758  @bibendumwine

Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks @juan.domingo.758 @bibendumwine ...

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A number Haitians have found their way to Chile looking for a better life. I am Happy to report Rodney and Ruby currently living in Sauzal came with the picking posse today and both (whilst knackered) agreed to continue tomorrow. It was great hear the picking banter with a Pepe ring of French and English. By the by : Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

A number Haitians have found their way to Chile looking for a better life. I am Happy to report Rodney and Ruby currently living in Sauzal came with the picking posse today and both (whilst knackered) agreed to continue tomorrow. It was great hear the picking banter with a Pepe ring of French and English. By the by : Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks @bibendumwine

Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks @bibendumwine ...

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A Franc participatory discussion (and lots of notes) #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

A Franc participatory discussion (and lots of notes) #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Jose - canastero extraordinario Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Jose - canastero extraordinario Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Up early to pick in Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Up early to pick in Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Up early (but no drive sequence as I sleep here) to pick in Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Up early (but no drive sequence as I sleep here) to pick in Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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The pusher weighing his product— how much for a key of Cab Franc you ask? @gwcoharvest2018 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

The pusher weighing his product— how much for a key of Cab Franc you ask? @gwcoharvest2018 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Singular viticulture & @singleferments #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcofriends

Singular viticulture & @singleferments #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcofriends ...

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After years tasting our wines to sell wine, this year for the first time we are doing tastings to sell fruit — a rather special old-vine Cab Franc fruit. Instead of buying a part of Las Higueras we have taken on all of it. Part of the job is to inspect the fruit row on row, and the other part is to taste a vertical of what we have done with the fruit : 2o17 & 2o16 barrel samples and 2o15 & 2o14 in bottle. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018

After years tasting our wines to sell wine, this year for the first time we are doing tastings to sell fruit — a rather special old-vine Cab Franc fruit. Instead of buying a part of Las Higueras we have taken on all of it. Part of the job is to inspect the fruit row on row, and the other part is to taste a vertical of what we have done with the fruit : 2o17 & 2o16 barrel samples and 2o15 & 2o14 in bottle. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 ...

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100+ yr old Cab Franc - the old bush-head block #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018

100+ yr old Cab Franc - the old bush-head block #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 ...

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Amarando GT #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Amarando GT #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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