Julio Donoso is a photographer, and in 2005, he decided to add wine making to his resume. So he whent to France and invited the well known Alsatian wine producer Andre Ostertag. Together they did design, built and plant Montsecano Vineyard and Bodega. The mission was pinot noir in granitic soils, bio dynamic viticulture and natural fermentation in cement eggs tanks. The result an emblematic pinot that comes entirely from the single vineyard in Las Dichas, 10 kms from the Pacific Ocean
This grower-maker farms some of their grapes themselves and buys-in others.
- Size of their farm: 21 (ha)
- Size of farm under vine: 6 (ha)
- All grapes are dry-farmed. None of the vineyards are irrigated.
- All grapes are harvested manually.
Average production of wine: 26400 (btl)