Antawara is a young winery, only founded in 2006 by talented winemaker Jaime Muñoz. Jaime had worked as a winemaker for large wineries in both Chile and France before deciding the time was right to set up his own venture. In 2019, the company acquired a new winery in the foothills of the Andes, 100km south of Santiago, and entered the top 20 of Chilean exporters.
Vineyards are centred around the Maipo Valley, an historic wine region going back 500 years from the original colonial plantations, and renowned for producing fine red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carménère. Hot summer days are followed by cold nights, old vineyards on the stony slopes of the sheltered foothills providing the perfect growing conditions.
Today, 10th June, is Durif Day. We are not making this up. A group of Australian winemakers says and and who are we to argue?
Durif originates from southern France and was created in 1880 by Dr Durif from a cross between the varieties Syrah and Peloursin: https://t.co/Jngx6Q5A59https://t.co/o4ZRqZhwV1,5 hours ago