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Harvest 2012

Many will have you believe, somewhat naively, that all Chilean harvests are alike– all pretty much perfect. Not so. It is true we do not get hail, and we do for the most part get small amounts of rain during harvest, but if you dig deeper there are vast differences vintage to vintage. Perhaps we…

Approaching Harvest – 2011

Harvest 2011 is fast approaching and the brix are rising slowly after uncustomary (for this time of year) rains. Work with various producers new and old is going to make Carignan (& Grenache) very interesting this year. Prepare for some eldery, elegant dry-farmed Cabernet from Maule as well. We have definitely broken all personal records…

Big big shake in Santiago but everyone here okay

A large earthquake hit Chile last night. Everyone here at the Garage is fine and we appreciate so many mails and concern. Not much phone service going south. Many friends have not checked in yet but it is early and the phones are not all back up. More soon

Inspecting Mountain Cabernet

Early inspections of fruit now well past budding high in the Maipo. The true maturing season has clearly started late this year. This is not an indication of 2010 quality nor complexity, but rather just a delay in the growing season’s beginning. Temperatures have subsequently been cooler than most years but hot peaks have struck…

#18 Cabernet / Carignan (released May 09 – sold out)

This wine is perhaps a species of “ending of our beginning” for GWCo. The base or core of this wine is Cabernet from the Maipo made in classic style with both floral elegance, big shouldered firmness and that deep brooding fruit of our previous vintages working with this fruit. Various lots go in to this…