Espinos y Cardos focuses on international
varietals that are most adapted to the Chilean climate. From its
home in a small winery in Curico, it creates a range from the
beating heart of the country.
Comprising the Los Espinos range of varietals and our recent
addition; the Santa Macarena Pinot Noir, these wines sit
comfortably on any wine list.
The Santa Macarena Pinot Noir from a small coastal vineyard in
San Antonio is our first single estate offering. 5km from the
coast, this cool climate site produces fruit of great quality which
with minimal intervention creates a wine of outstanding class.
The Central Valley's Mediterranean climate features the warm,
dry summers and cold, rainy winters that vines love.
Even better, the interaction between the effects of the sea and
the Andes result in a growing season that revels in bright sunny
days and temperatures that take a dramatic dip each night.
This causes the broad daily temperature range that wine grapes
need to develop fresh fruit flavours and crisp acidity in whote
wines and the ripe tannins, deep colour and high levels of
antioxidants and flavoids in red wines.
The Los Espinos wines are something of a rarity. Our small scale
production allows us to give personal attention to fruit selection
and blending, thus ensuring the wuality of the wine in the
A single vineyard project from one of the most coastal vineyards
in Chile. Sited in the San Antonio region, just 5km from the ocean,
55 miles west of central Santiago and just south of the Casablanca
valley. This unique microclimate, fuelled by the Humboldt current,
provides morning mists and spring frosts, more often associated
with the Napa Valley and Bordeaux.