Cristian Cancino pruning

Truquilemu, Empedrado, Valle del Maule

Springtime in Truquilemu

Empedrado, Valle del Maule

Harvest 2023

Truquilemu, Empedrado, Valle del Maule

Fudres GWCo

Caliboro, San Javier, Valle del Maule

Ernesto Müller, Pilar Miranda, Derek Mossman, Álvaro Peña

Our team in Renacido vineyard 

In a nutshell

We revive old vineyards

-- diamonds in the rough

Practicing regenerative farming

-- healthier fruit makes for more flavourful wine

Working elbow to elbow in the community

-- 1st generation grassroots entrepreneurship, focus on small farmers

Do old vines make great wine because they are old?
— or are they old because they make great wine?

-- Anonymous


Pilar Miranda
CEO - Co-founder

Agro Engineer Winemaker - Universidad de Chile
· Company keel
· Enjoys navigating complexity
· Board of Directors Vigno, MoVI,
· Structured like fine wine

Derek Mossmann

Canadian expat
· MA Comparative literature Columbia U.
· Arrived Chile as ski coach (summer training)
· Learned wine hands-on in the cellar
· Status quo denier
· Insurgent entrepreneur
· Still curious

Alvaro Peña

-PhD Viticulture UP Madrid
· Wine scientist/ researcher / Profe U de Chile
· Technical counter-point for GWCo to escape Chilean wine’s comfort zone -- with a lab and method behind the madness

Ernesto Müller

- PhD Viticulture U de Chile FEN
· Entrepreneur / transformational thinker
· Wine-trade veteran
· Old-vines champion
· Incapable of sitting still










Vineyard parcels

Harvest 2022

Contrary to much harvest PR not every Garage harvest is more perfect than the last. 2022 had its challenges.

In 2022 we picked  smaller sectors on the farms with greater precision. For 3-4 years now we have had our own picking team for harvest, but this year more than ever we were able to do is break down the pieces of each farm and pick piece by piece. It will make for crispy Rosé, bright whites, and brooding ethereal Cariñenas including two from new sites. Stay tuned!

Go to: Harvest 2022

See also: Harvest 2018

Critics & Press

"The wines have depth and keep the freshness, the character of the vintage, the grapes and especially the places where they are grown. A name to follow, among the most exciting in Chile. Tasting the whole range is one of the highlights of my Chilean report every year"

Luis Gutierrez

Wine Advocate

"Garage Wine Company is one of the most exciting producers in South America and its heartbeat, Derek Mossman Knapp, is an eno-inspiration to a nation. Pioneers in preserving the living patrimony of Chile's old-vines, Garage advocates for regenerative agriculture in collaboration with the small vignerons”

Evan Goldstein

Master Sommelier

¨Garage Wine Co. is our Winery of the Year 2021 — and without doubt the most essential and disruptive Chilean winery of the last decade.¨

Ana Maria Barahona