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Macarena del Río (Macatho) Grower & Maker

Louis-Antoine Luyt (Agricola Luyt) Maker & catalyst of Chile's natural wine revival


The renaissance of Chile’s heritage grapes. An overview of the work to recover these grape varieties, including traditional wines, and the "new wave" of producers who are attaching importance to their vineyards and their products in a very difficult local economy. The importance of rediscovering old vineyards and the preservation of these vineyards by stopping the use of glyphosate and other harmful products.

Macarena del Río (Macatho)

Grower & Maker

Agrícola Macatho is a small project launched in 2016 by the couple formed by the Chilean Macarena del Río and the French Thomas Parayre. It is a project based on generating small parcel productions of natural wines from the recovery and manual care of old vineyards together with the native farmers who have cultivated and kept them alive for many years. They are isolated plots located in the Chilean deep south of the Itata and Maule valleys.

Louis-Antoine Luyt (Agricola Luyt)

Maker & catalyst of Chile's natural wine revival

First arrived in Chile in 1998, Louis Antoine started working in a restaurant, and later began to make wine. After a few years splitting his time between France and Chile and gaining a diploma in oenology at Beaune, he founded his own wine company with the help of his cousin Matthieu de Genevraye, named Clos Ouvert. After the 2010 earthquake, Clos Ouvert ceased to trade. Louis-Antoine continued the adventure by refocusing his aim towards the making of quality natural wines. With his conviction, dedication and hard work he managed to impulse a renewal of the pais grape and to give value to small scale traditional chilean wines. His personality, his way of being, and his radical choices made him a well-known pioneer of chilean alternative and ecological winemaking. (Photo credit - Julio Donoso, Grower & Maker, Bodega Montsecano)


Our mission is to contribute to the country's sustainable development, through the Chilean companies' internationalization and the promotion of goods and services, to support the diversification of exports, the attraction of foreign investment and tourism, as well as the strengthening of the country's image, through a national and international network of specialized and committed people.

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