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Yumbel Estación, Maule

After studying oenology and working as a viticulturist for commercial wineries for many years, Maricio Gonzalez Carreño and his family decided "to live with our hands in our own soil", to work and live as his ancestors did.

This project seeks only to show the strength of their old vines and our soils. In honour of their campesinos they live very simply as their workers do, where wine is part of everyday life.In 2015 Maricio Gonzalez Carreño took over an abandoned 200-year-old vineyard of País vines with its original mudbrick winery and began restoring it. The soils are volcanic sand over granite and he has divided the site into two terroirs and two wines based on altitude. He vinifies traditionally, fermenting and ageing his Pipeño in 80 year-old vessels made of raulí (native Chilean beech) without the addition of Sulphur. He similarly farms in the old way growing bush vines that have never been irrigated or had chemical additions since they were planted in the early 19th century.

Yumbel Estación