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 Mai 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 
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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
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Back to work on the farm after 10 days convalescin 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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Cristian Cancino maestro de la vid patrimonial y p 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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Out early today with the pruning team #gwcolashigu Out early today with the pruning team #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

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

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Moliendo CF #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcocabfranc #gwcola Moliendo CF #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcocabfranc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Moliendo CF #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcocabfranc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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

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Don Leonídas #gwcolashiguerasvineyard Don Leonídas #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Don Leonídas #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Curly helping out with the poda #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Final day cutting in Las Higueras — don’t forg 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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Luvin it - Curly sporting Bass Pro Shop duds #gwco 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 Don Technique #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Don Technique #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Still crazy after all these years -- and still pru 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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Sequestered and bored? Take a seat and ride aboard 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 weather abandoned us on Friday and we had to c 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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Back in times of black and White #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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

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

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Tie me up / Amarame #gwcolashiguerasvineyard Tie me up / Amarame #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Tie me up / Amarame #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Cleaning up #gwcolashiguerasvineyard Cleaning up #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Cleaning up #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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

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

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More flower power #gwcolashiguerasvineyard More flower power #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

More flower power #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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23 HP but not 23 times faster— two blade plough 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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#gwcolashiguerasvineyard almost ready but never fi #gwcolashiguerasvineyard almost ready but never finished

#gwcolashiguerasvineyard almost ready but never finished ...

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1 HP #gwcolashiguerasvineyard 1 HP #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

1 HP #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Este año tomamos control del viñedo entero -- no 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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Cleaning house Cab Franc -Maule #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Han skulle till Nya Zeeland för att åka skidor, 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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No matter how beautiful the vineyard, no matter ho 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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CF Las Higueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharv CF Las Higueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 @singleferments

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

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Malo finished let’s rack / now that malolactic f 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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Why aren’t mine blue like all the other kids’ 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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Cutting Cab Franc today in the Maule #gwcocabfranc 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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Cutting Cab Franc Las Higueras 2o2o #gwcolashiguer 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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Everyone wants to be a hand model. #gwcocabfranc # 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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Mr Flowers aka Flores #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gw Mr Flowers aka Flores #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020

Mr Flowers aka Flores #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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

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Cutting Cab Franc today in the Maule #gwcocabfranc 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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Ploughing - a cut above #gwcolashiguerasvineyard # 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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Cutting Cab Franc today in the Maule #gwcolashigue Cutting Cab Franc today in the Maule #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2017

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

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

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

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Francly Maule #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Something to be said for arriving to see your some 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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Cab Franc Las Higueras Vineyard harvest #gwcolashi Cab Franc Las Higueras Vineyard harvest #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcofieldworks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Singular viticulture & @singleferments #gwcopoda20 Singular viticulture & @singleferments #gwcopoda2017 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcofriends

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

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet 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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Is it me or is Hugh Johnson’s sister helping wit 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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Long drive to pin today! #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcolas 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 Higu 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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Picking begins in the cuartel of old bush head vin 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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Early procession to pick @ Las Higueras Vineyard o 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 old bit from the other side of canal — L 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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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet 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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Franco hombre de puro ñeque Las Higueras Vineyard 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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Don Alvaro canastero extraordinario Las Higueras V 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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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet 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 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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It was not a one man harvest in Linares but Don Al 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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We had reinforcements come to help pick for our cl 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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Things are moving more quickly with the Poda /prun Things are moving more quickly with the Poda /pruning this year. You have heard of Minnie the Moocher well this is Monche the Pruner #gwcolashigueras #gwcopoda2018 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Things are moving more quickly with the Poda /pruning this year. You have heard of Minnie the Moocher well this is Monche the Pruner #gwcolashigueras #gwcopoda2018 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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We had reinforcements come to help pick for our cl 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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I’m a lumber jack and I’m ... — Antonio #gwc 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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A little cleanup of sierpes (sierpentes) by Mr Lag 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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The boys are back in town #regiondelmaule #maulead The boys are back in town #regiondelmaule #mauleadicto #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcopoda2018

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

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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet 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 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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One foot in front of the other #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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

#gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Cab Franc Las Higueras 2020 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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#gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

#gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Honey, I shrunk #gwcolashiguerasvineyard Honey, I shrunk  #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Honey, I shrunk #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Amarando en #gwcolashiguerasvineyard Amarando en #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Amarando en #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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

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

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Racimo #gwcolashiguerasvineyard Racimo #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Racimo #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Las Higueras Cab Franc 2020 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Gamela / basket #2 on your virtual harvest tour at 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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Amarando GT #gwcolashiguerasvineyard Amarando GT #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Amarando GT #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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After years tasting our wines to sell wine, this y 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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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet 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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The pusher weighing his product— how much for a 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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Up early (but no drive sequence as I sleep here) t 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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Jose - canastero extraordinario Las Higueras Viney 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 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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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet 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 number Haitians have found their way to Chile lo 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 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 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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Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet 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 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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Cleaning up in #gwcolashiguerasvineyard Cleaning up in #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Cleaning up in #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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