Garage Wine Company
Located in the Chilean Mountains, close to the Pacific are a number of vineyards belonging to Husband and wife team, Derek and and Pilar. The Garage wine company started in the early 2000's when the pair where casually making wines for their family and friends. After half a dozen vintages they began exporting to UK & Denmark in 2006. They chose to work on vineyards that were neglected and relegated to bulk wine for decades because the booming market wanted branded varietals that didn’t command a price to support the work. For more than a decade GWCo. has worked these old vines, there has been a marked improvement both in vineyard health and quality of the fruit produced.GWCo makes wines from a series of individual parcels, small lots / bottlings of 8 -22 barrels that include a series of dry-farmed field-blends of Carignan, Garnacha, Monastrell, País, Cinsault and Cab Franc grown on pre-phylloxera rootstock with small farmers in the Maule and Itata. In these times it is important to stand for what you believe in, and more importantly to build the kind of business you believe in. At Garage Wine Co. their goal is to revive old vineyards in marginalized Chilean communities to make coveted wines.