Screenshot 2014-08-05 07.25.59Wayne Bernardson In March, just before returning to California, I had a chance to visit Derek at the Caliboro vineyards, in the Maule region, where he harvests and processes the grapes for their old-vine Carignan – a rejuvenated sensation in the industry. Recently, he responded to a series of email questions I sent him on his company and other recent developments in the local industry…
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DM: Dry-farming is the colonial history of viticulture in Chile. Here in Maule and further south in Itata are the two cradles of viticulture in South America. This was the frontier of the Spanish colonies…
Screenshot 2014-08-05 07.27.12DM: MOVI is a healthy counter-culture aimed at a burgeoning worldly wine public. And yes we are heaps less conventional – a convent is less conventional than the Chilean wine industry, I am afraid. That said, we are but a small minority, for the majority of the world’s romance will continue to be made over a ten dollar bottle of wine made in a large vat of a corporate winery for many years to come. The good news is that a ten-dollar bottle has gotten a lot better over the past few years – especially if you buy Chilean.