Top 10 Chilean winemakers to watch

2. Felipe Garcia and Constanza Schwaderer

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When husband and wife winemakers Felipe Garcia and Constanza Schwaderer started making their own hobby wine together, they never thought it would end up in both of them losing their jobs, nor that their actions would lead to Chile’s biggest independent vintner movement. This unassuming couple have become big names in the indie wine movement since their first harvest in 2009, when they joined with other independent vintners to create Chile’s first autonomous vigneron movement, MOVI.

“We created this group to show to the world we can make wine with character,” says Garcia. The faces of this energetic couple have become a pin up for the new generation of Chilean winemakers. Their production focuses on the trendy regions of cool climate Casablanca and old vine Maule (where they are also key players in the region’s VIGNO old vine Carignan project), and they are focused on modern, fresh and premium wines. Garcia and Schwaderer even make a couple barrels of Pinot Noir in Burgundy to share different wines of the world with their peers in Chile.

“In the 90s it was very snobby to know about wine; we really think wine is not about that,” says Schwaderer about their mission to break down barriers in the Chilean wine scene. “Chile is the biggest wine producing country with the smallest amount of wine drinkers in the world,” adds Garcia. “We want to change that.”

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