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…

Instagram post 17871096043345444 Han skulle till Nya Zeeland för att åka skidor, men hamnade i Chile istället. Kanadensaren Derek Mossman Knapp stannade kvar i landet och blev en av grundarna till Garage Wine Company samt MOVI, en sammanslutning av småskaliga producenter.

Prövar Garages druvrena Las Higueras Cabernet Franc Lot 54 årgång 2013. Druvorna kommer från bush vines i regionen Maule. Ingen konstbevattning, manuell skörd, naturlig jäst och ingen temperaturkontroll i tankarna. Vinet lagrades 18 månader på gamla franska fat.

Tankarna går mot Bordeaux eller kanske snarare Bolgheri för här finns en generös och tät solvarm frukt parallellt med struktur och syra som stadgar upp. Inget kladd här inte. Noter av plommon, söt tobak, örter, en gnutta vått trä och ett uns vanilj. Även blyerts och svarta vinbär som får mig förbryllat att i sinnet (och på flaskan) söka efter en andel cabernet sauvignon, som alltså inte existerar i det här glaset. Toppas med silkiga men distinkta tanniner. Finurligt bygge med hög energi och bra balans mellan beståndsdelarna.

Gärna mer sånt här från Chile, håller ett öga både på producenten och movichile framöver!
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#garagewineco #derekmossmanknapp #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #maulevalley #chileanwine #winesofchile #vinosdechile #cabernetfranc #terroir #vinvivant #naturalwine #vinnaturel #wine #redwine #vinparaden #handpickedwine

Han skulle till Nya Zeeland för att åka skidor, men hamnade i Chile istället. Kanadensaren Derek Mossman Knapp stannade kvar i landet och blev en av grundarna till Garage Wine Company samt MOVI, en sammanslutning av småskaliga producenter.

Prövar Garages druvrena Las Higueras Cabernet Franc Lot 54 årgång 2013. Druvorna kommer från bush vines i regionen Maule. Ingen konstbevattning, manuell skörd, naturlig jäst och ingen temperaturkontroll i tankarna. Vinet lagrades 18 månader på gamla franska fat.

Tankarna går mot Bordeaux eller kanske snarare Bolgheri för här finns en generös och tät solvarm frukt parallellt med struktur och syra som stadgar upp. Inget kladd här inte. Noter av plommon, söt tobak, örter, en gnutta vått trä och ett uns vanilj. Även blyerts och svarta vinbär som får mig förbryllat att i sinnet (och på flaskan) söka efter en andel cabernet sauvignon, som alltså inte existerar i det här glaset. Toppas med silkiga men distinkta tanniner. Finurligt bygge med hög energi och bra balans mellan beståndsdelarna.

Gärna mer sånt här från Chile, håller ett öga både på producenten och movichile framöver!
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#garagewineco #derekmossmanknapp #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #maulevalley #chileanwine #winesofchile #vinosdechile #cabernetfranc #terroir #vinvivant #naturalwine #vinnaturel #wine #redwine #vinparaden #handpickedwine
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Instagram post 17869149145187145 Still crazy after all these years -- and still pruning after all of these weeks. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Still crazy after all these years -- and still pruning after all of these weeks. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17874519853087324 Este año tomamos control del viñedo entero -- no solo la parte en cabeza que hemos trabajado en el pasado. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Este año tomamos control del viñedo entero -- no solo la parte en cabeza que hemos trabajado en el pasado. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17890705021021737 Cristian Cancino maestro de la vid patrimonial y parte del Complot Cancino de Sauzal #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Cristian Cancino maestro de la vid patrimonial y parte del Complot Cancino de Sauzal #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Don Leonídas #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17876662447123455 Out early today with the pruning team #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Out early today with the pruning team #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17905038406030848 Ploughing - a cut above #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately #drone #djiphantom3 #horse #winesofchile @drinkchile Credit / filmed by : @matt.wilson_gc

Ploughing - a cut above #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately #drone #djiphantom3 #horse #winesofchile @drinkchile Credit / filmed by : @matt.wilson_gc ...

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"She's tryin' to make a devil out of me" #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Curly helping out with the poda #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17864472784193884 Luvin it - Curly sporting Bass Pro Shop duds #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Luvin it - Curly sporting Bass Pro Shop duds #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Don Technique #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17894450044037418 The weather abandoned us on Friday and we had to call it quits early. (Firewood, or should I say barbecue wood, is accumulating as you can see.) #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

The weather abandoned us on Friday and we had to call it quits early. (Firewood, or should I say barbecue wood, is accumulating as you can see.) #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17939137780019815 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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Back in times of black and White #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Cleaning up #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17899586473041531 Chilean post much quicker than Correos de Chile #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Chilean post much quicker than Correos de Chile #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17900359519040929 Tie me up / Amarame #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Tie me up / Amarame #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17876581162130197 @adamatlew a future for vineyard renewable energy? #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

@adamatlew a future for vineyard renewable energy? #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17901349642039396 More flower power #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

More flower power #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17846390128414346 Final day cutting in Las Higueras — don’t forget your hat @joefattorini Love the @gopro earth bend on pan out ! #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Final day cutting in Las Higueras — don’t forget your hat @joefattorini Love the @gopro earth bend on pan out ! #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17877459886191428 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard almost ready but never finished

#gwcolashiguerasvineyard almost ready but never finished ...

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Instagram post 17907588175022328 23 HP but not 23 times faster— two blade plough so maybe twice as fast ? ( but oh the vroom vroom sound ) #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

23 HP but not 23 times faster— two blade plough so maybe twice as fast ? ( but oh the vroom vroom sound ) #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Cleaning house Cab Franc -Maule #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17884333987027361 A Franc participatory discussion (and lots of notes) #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

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

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Instagram post 17856551839484821 Sarmentando the old way #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Sarmentando the old way #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Franc still life #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17863538524122673 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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Instagram post 17874865555036797 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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Muy boni #gwcocabfranc #gwcolately #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Las Higueras Cab Franc 2020 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17854014514141536 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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Cleaning up in #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17863861528101384 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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Instagram post 17850047905791251 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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#gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17878520584328919 And picking and picking for another client #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

And picking and picking for another client #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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

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Instagram post 17869372240067659 Cutting Cab Franc today in the Maule #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2017

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

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Instagram post 18027193771188379 Scissor hands at work #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Scissor hands at work #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17863584355121400 And that's a wrap -- #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcocabfranc

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

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Instagram post 17851668769170572 Moliendo CF #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcocabfranc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Moliendo CF #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcocabfranc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17867007805091403 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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Instagram post 17896697677368062 Is it me or is Hugh Johnson’s sister helping with the old vine Cab Franc today? #gwcofieldworks #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Is it me or is Hugh Johnson’s sister helping with the old vine Cab Franc today? #gwcofieldworks #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Francly Maule #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17869758856090986 Time for pruning -- la poda comienza #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

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

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Instagram post 17877905281336150 Dorothy we are not in Maipo anymore — #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Dorothy we are not in Maipo anymore — #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17859259243167861 Singular viticulture & @singleferments #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcofriends

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

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Instagram post 17865211264227097 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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Instagram post 17889893176312179 A one horse power day — using the caruncho / sleigh allows for more picking (time & energy) and less carrying #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

A one horse power day — using the caruncho / sleigh allows for more picking (time & energy) and less carrying #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17861168479238807 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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Instagram post 17931300205066486 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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Instagram post 17934157675057177 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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Instagram post 17911053547188467 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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Long drive to pin today! #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17876113168220934 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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Instagram post 17908217857155492 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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Instagram post 18055616371060761 “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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Instagram post 17937457777017806 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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Instagram post 17843329867258978 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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Instagram post 17920232941198445 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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Instagram post 17875566526217533 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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Instagram post 17936747329058353 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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Instagram post 17937914329053635 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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Instagram post 17937123712033707 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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Instagram post 17923485256128541 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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Instagram post 17878726687204339 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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Instagram post 17861123998609343 Don Hugo desbrotando en #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Don Hugo desbrotando en #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17960148475261400 Bringing in the harvest — with a little help from Beastia #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Bringing in the harvest — with a little help from Beastia #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17921763016129343 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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Leafin #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Racimo #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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1 HP #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17959118122007359 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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Two-step #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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One foot in front of the other #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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#gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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#gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17874667582345111 Last day cutting in Las Higueras (more fruit than expected in last cuarteles— good for all of us save the cellar master who is going to have to devise how to stuff it all in to the lagares available. #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcogente Raulito

Last day cutting in Las Higueras (more fruit than expected in last cuarteles— good for all of us save the cellar master who is going to have to devise how to stuff it all in to the lagares available. #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcogente Raulito ...

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Instagram post 17884215172168499 Honey, I shrunk  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Honey, I shrunk #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Amarando en #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17901345175111852 El sector original en cabeza (Cab Franc) #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

El sector original en cabeza (Cab Franc) #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Amarando GT #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17933677699005548 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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Instagram post 17869342786200610 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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Instagram post 17902398787132166 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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Instagram post 17929346839040983 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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Instagram post 17915371675090893 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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Instagram post 17861416294231330 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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Instagram post 17932825996065272 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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Instagram post 17905793932164864 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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Instagram post 17933536597059148 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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Instagram post 17861525881238918 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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Don't go 'round tonight
It's bound to take your life
There's a super blood wolf moon on the rise . . . #wolfmoon #superbloodwolfmoon #gwcolashiguerasvineyard
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