Old Vine Pale
Truquilemu Vineyard
Cariñena Mataró
Empedrado – Maule Valley
2016 – Lot 63

“Deep lurid pink. Fresh raspberry, blood orange and candied rose on the expressive nose. Pliant and seamless in texture, offering intense red fruit and floral pastille flavours that are lifted and braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Puts on weight with air while maintaining urgency, and finishes sappy and very long, showing excellent focus and lingering raspberry character. I’d consider this suave, insanely easy-to-drink wine as more “light red” than “rosé.” – JR

8 Barrels Cariñena 1 Barrel Mataró
2521 bottles filled – Nov 2016

Acidity  (g / l) 6,73
pH 3,1
Residual Sugar (g / l) 2,8
Alcohol (% vol) 13,1

In a Nutshell

  • 1 of 11 wines from single parcels
  • Grower / partner Orellana family
  • Ancestral farming cultivating vineyard by hand and horse
  • Truquilemu is perhaps the freshest corner of The Maule Secano where reds just manage to ripen. This light red is cut earlier than the regular Truquilemu Vineyard.
  • Truquilemu Vineyard is found on the Coastal Range of mountains (much older and slower to cool than the Andes) Soils are granitic and sub-soils have cracked granite that allow roots to get deep into cracks.

The Vintage:
We removed the Garnacha from Old Vine Pale this year because the wine without out quite simply harked back to the 2o12 vintage when we first bottled an Old Vine Pale. Thus the 2o16 is austere and complex—a year for the die-hards and or those who simply want to get hungry. 

The Vineyard
It is hard to imagine someone having the patience and financial where with all to plant a red vineyard in this part of Empedrado. (It is simply so cool many years) It must have taken forever for these vineyards to have come into their own. Thank god someone had the foresight to be patient all those years ago whilst the vineyard could grow old.

The Making :

  • Ancestral farming by hand and horse
  • Naturally fermented with native yeasts
  • Fermented without skins in two parts: part of the blend pressed out like a white and part made as a red without skins.
  • Aged in barrels over ONE winter— barrels third use or more.
  • Yeasts native (we add Truquilemu wine from the previous vintage to a pie de cuba)
  • No temp control (besides opening closing windows) open tank, no nada
  • Pinch of sulphites after Winter has passed whether malolactic has finished or not.

Barrel Ageing:

  • Aged in barrels over one winter— barrels third use or more.

Tasting & Critics Notes
Vinous – Antonio Galloni, Feb 2017
Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado Carignan & Mataró 2016  – Lot # 63 – 91 Pts
 (aged in neutral French oak barrels for three months; pH 3.2) Deep lurid pink. Fresh raspberry, blood orange and candied rose on the expressive nose. Pliant and seamless in texture, offering intense red fruit and floral pastille flavours that are lifted and braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Puts on weight with air while maintaining urgency, and finishes sappy and very long, showing excellent focus and lingering raspberry character. I’d consider this suave, insanely easy-to-drink wine as more “light red” than “rosé.”  Drink 2018 – 2023 Josh Raynolds

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 23o
Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado Carignan & Mataró  2016  – Lot # 63 – 90 Pts
One of nine single vineyard bottlings from Garage Wine Co, the 2016 Old Vine Pale is a rosé sourced from Truquilemu, Empedrado in the Maule Valley. It is a blend of mostly Carignan and a little Mataró (Monastrell or Mourvedre) from the vines of the Orellana family who follow ancestral farming traditions, cultivating everything by hand and horse. Derek Mossman considers Truquilemu the freshest corner of dry-farmed Maule where reds just manage to ripen. It’s not clear if this is a rosé or a pale red, he now tells me this is a pale red intended to be chilled. 2016 is an austere year, and the wine is 13.1% alcohol with a low pH (3.1) and remarkable acidity. It aged in barrel for one winter. Light, spicy and musky. They have changed the style by taking Garnacha out and making it more austere, removing the sensation of sweetness. This is marked Lot #63. There were seven barrels of Carignan and one of Mataró, so some 2,200 bottles in total. It was bottled in November 2016. I also tasted the first version of this wine, from 2012, and it was still very much alive.

Notes upon past vintages of the same parcel

James Suckling . com
Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado Carignan & Mataró  2015  – Lot # 53 – 91 Pts
This is the best rosé in Chile? Full body, with lots of cherry, watermelon and lemon character. Bright acidity. Some phenolics. So delicious – and serious. A blend of Cariñena and Monastrell.

 

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@singleferments offering Reiki for Vineyards this vintage. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately ...

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Portrait of Pais / Country Pic / Retrato Nacional #gwcofam #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 ...

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Rodrigo sacando muestras in Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofam ...

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Portrait of Pais - || #gwcofam #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17934088849000284 Don Álvaro canastero 2018 or 1958?Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Don Álvaro canastero 2018 or 1958?Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Instagram post 17905246915167211 No picking for a few days as we wait for tank turnover and some family time sanity balance — shan’t be doing this tomorrow so I shall share an extended from this morning. Eat your heart out Matt: it was a 5:45 start Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

No picking for a few days as we wait for tank turnover and some family time sanity balance — shan’t be doing this tomorrow so I shall share an extended from this morning. Eat your heart out Matt: it was a 5:45 start Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Instagram post 17876157904058858 And they walked off towards the horizon like a hollywood film ending - Vintage 2o17 you were a right pain in the arse but seems you'll produce a few gems. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

And they walked off towards the horizon like a hollywood film ending - Vintage 2o17 you were a right pain in the arse but seems you'll produce a few gems. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17921125960116384 Fast becoming part of the team Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Fast becoming part of the team Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Hillside Truq Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Instagram post 17908379224190486 Raulito llevando Truqui Pais — Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Raulito llevando Truqui Pais — Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Instagram post 17932495021064950 Don Hugo stepping out Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Don Hugo stepping out Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Instagram post 17922864217123264 El carrucho pulled by “Máquina” in Truquilemu Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

El carrucho pulled by “Máquina” in Truquilemu Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Instagram post 17925485956111545 Miguel & Sonia picking early in Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Miguel & Sonia picking early in Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Up early again Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldcraft ...

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Instagram post 17876564164190248 Growing grapes makes for a lot of walking - @singleferments #gwcotrabajosdecampo #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Growing grapes makes for a lot of walking - @singleferments #gwcotrabajosdecampo #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17877669640017903 Last day picking and the folks all begin to take the P out of me about taking pics. Such posers, but what a posse! #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Last day picking and the folks all begin to take the P out of me about taking pics. Such posers, but what a posse! #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17875777381051899 Carignan in the Secano Maulino #gwcolately #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Carignan in the Secano Maulino #gwcolately #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17862679411087867 Old bush-head vines #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2017

Old bush-head vines #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2017 ...

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Instagram post 17876317006058053 Por comenzar en Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Por comenzar en Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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First basket of Truqui - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17854439716142915 La Maquina a full en Truqui - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

La Maquina a full en Truqui - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17875713409037378 Loving the sleigh (carrucho) tracks in the foreground. Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Loving the sleigh (carrucho) tracks in the foreground. Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17866963243074393 Maquina at work - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Maquina at work - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Don Hugo -- Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17864770546099327 Getting the baskets out ! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Getting the baskets out ! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17853376744157526 Early morning picking final bits of Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2017

Early morning picking final bits of Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2017 ...

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Instagram post 17876925442011122 And suddenly they all start making fun of the photographer ( @matt.wilson_gc I use the term lightly ) and they stop to pose. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

And suddenly they all start making fun of the photographer ( @matt.wilson_gc I use the term lightly ) and they stop to pose. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17875586737025673 A pucking morning in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

A pucking morning in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Picking #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Garaje con "je" #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17875731892031246 More picking in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

More picking in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17990830549064545 Let the celebration begin #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Let the celebration begin #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17865469780112440 Don Alvaro makes way for Bestia #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Don Alvaro makes way for Bestia #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17871238660070680 Don Sebastian y Don Alvaro Raul Jorge y la Maquina - last pickings in Truqui for 2o17 #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Don Sebastian y Don Alvaro Raul Jorge y la Maquina - last pickings in Truqui for 2o17 #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17863319773089673 Finishing up with the picking - #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Finishing up with the picking - #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17926347586100163 “Maquina” steps out Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

“Maquina” steps out Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Pictures of this vineyard taken over the past few years:

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Couldn't resist #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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País in Truqui Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldcraft ...

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Instagram post 17872965937170377 @singleferments offering Reiki for Vineyards this vintage. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

@singleferments offering Reiki for Vineyards this vintage. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately ...

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Keep walking #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17928067033024919 Portrait of Pais / Country Pic / Retrato Nacional #gwcofam #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018

Portrait of Pais / Country Pic / Retrato Nacional #gwcofam #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 ...

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Rodrigo sacando muestras in Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofam ...

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Instagram post 17904336013137613 Portrait of Pais - || #gwcofam #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Portrait of Pais - || #gwcofam #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17934088849000284 Don Álvaro canastero 2018 or 1958?Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Don Álvaro canastero 2018 or 1958?Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Instagram post 17905246915167211 No picking for a few days as we wait for tank turnover and some family time sanity balance — shan’t be doing this tomorrow so I shall share an extended from this morning. Eat your heart out Matt: it was a 5:45 start Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

No picking for a few days as we wait for tank turnover and some family time sanity balance — shan’t be doing this tomorrow so I shall share an extended from this morning. Eat your heart out Matt: it was a 5:45 start Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Instagram post 17876157904058858 And they walked off towards the horizon like a hollywood film ending - Vintage 2o17 you were a right pain in the arse but seems you'll produce a few gems. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

And they walked off towards the horizon like a hollywood film ending - Vintage 2o17 you were a right pain in the arse but seems you'll produce a few gems. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17921125960116384 Fast becoming part of the team Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Fast becoming part of the team Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Hillside Truq Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Instagram post 17908379224190486 Raulito llevando Truqui Pais — Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Raulito llevando Truqui Pais — Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Instagram post 17932495021064950 Don Hugo stepping out Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Don Hugo stepping out Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Instagram post 17922864217123264 El carrucho pulled by “Máquina” in Truquilemu Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

El carrucho pulled by “Máquina” in Truquilemu Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Instagram post 17925485956111545 Miguel & Sonia picking early in Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

Miguel & Sonia picking early in Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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Up early again Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldcraft ...

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Instagram post 17876564164190248 Growing grapes makes for a lot of walking - @singleferments #gwcotrabajosdecampo #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Growing grapes makes for a lot of walking - @singleferments #gwcotrabajosdecampo #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17877669640017903 Last day picking and the folks all begin to take the P out of me about taking pics. Such posers, but what a posse! #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Last day picking and the folks all begin to take the P out of me about taking pics. Such posers, but what a posse! #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17875777381051899 Carignan in the Secano Maulino #gwcolately #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Carignan in the Secano Maulino #gwcolately #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17862679411087867 Old bush-head vines #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2017

Old bush-head vines #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2017 ...

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Instagram post 17876317006058053 Por comenzar en Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Por comenzar en Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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First basket of Truqui - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17854439716142915 La Maquina a full en Truqui - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

La Maquina a full en Truqui - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17875713409037378 Loving the sleigh (carrucho) tracks in the foreground. Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Loving the sleigh (carrucho) tracks in the foreground. Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17866963243074393 Maquina at work - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Maquina at work - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Don Hugo -- Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17864770546099327 Getting the baskets out ! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Getting the baskets out ! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17853376744157526 Early morning picking final bits of Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2017

Early morning picking final bits of Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2017 ...

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Instagram post 17876925442011122 And suddenly they all start making fun of the photographer ( @matt.wilson_gc I use the term lightly ) and they stop to pose. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

And suddenly they all start making fun of the photographer ( @matt.wilson_gc I use the term lightly ) and they stop to pose. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17875586737025673 A pucking morning in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

A pucking morning in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Picking #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Garaje con "je" #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17875731892031246 More picking in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

More picking in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17990830549064545 Let the celebration begin #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Let the celebration begin #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17865469780112440 Don Alvaro makes way for Bestia #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Don Alvaro makes way for Bestia #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17871238660070680 Don Sebastian y Don Alvaro Raul Jorge y la Maquina - last pickings in Truqui for 2o17 #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Don Sebastian y Don Alvaro Raul Jorge y la Maquina - last pickings in Truqui for 2o17 #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17863319773089673 Finishing up with the picking - #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Finishing up with the picking - #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17926347586100163 “Maquina” steps out Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks

“Maquina” steps out Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks ...

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