Field Blend 2020
Grenache 45% - Syrah 35% - Mourvedre 15% - Roussanne 5%
14% Alcohol PH 3.5
DO Colchagua Valley
All grapes are from our own organic (non-certified) vineyard in Santa Ana. We live and work on the vineyard- our house is literally a few metres away! All the work is done by myself (Matt) and our part-time worker Juan. Every now and again we'll get a couple more people in to help out with specific tasks on the weekend, and for harvest we always have a crew of people from both Chile and overseas! This is small-scale, old-school, hands-on viticulture and winemaking. We're not a huge, faceless operation: We grow the grapes, we make the wine and we label the bottles by hand.
Our label is inspired by, and a homage to, those Art Nouveau advertising posters from France in the 1920s. This wine is a typical Rhône blend, and when we think of the south of France, we just automatically think of that era. It is also a representation of our life here in the vineyard, with our dogs, cats and vines- everything that is important to us.
Our Field Blend is our first and most important wine and the reason we planted our vineyard. Being British, I grew up drinking French wine, and the wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape were always my favourites. So that's why I decided to plant the varieties we have when I was planning our vineyard!
The wine is really versatile and will go well with almost all kinds of food. It has lovely acidity and tannins that will help it age gracefully over the next few year, or can be drunk right now. Go get the corkscrew!
Ethics & Sustainability
All electricity used in the vineyard & winery is 100% solar generated by our 10kw solar plant. We don't use any herbicides in the vineyard (screw you, Monsanto!) and only use organic pest control in the vineyard.
We pay fair wages significantly above the minimum and above industry average.
We plant native trees wherever we can on the property (400+ and counting!).
We make wine to raise money for the local volunteer fire department.
We genuinely try to be as sustainable, ethical and ecological as possible. Everyone has a footprint, but we try to reduce ours in any way we can.