Constanza 's Wines
Freed from corporate shackles by Angels, she now has her own business
- Constanza is back, and better than ever. Not wanting to give in to the big boys who said she couldn't make wine for us, Constanza has gone it alone.
- With your support, she has created some stunning wines...just for us!
- She is a huge customer favourite winning the grand title of 'Winemaker of the Year 2010'.
Map of the Vineyard
10 years ago Connie was working in big wineries making £5.99 shelf fillers. She knew that Chile was a winemakers paradise for making really top shelf wines. She could see all of this top notch fruit was going to waste and kept thinking, “How good could this be if done properly?”
She got sacked from her corporate job for leading a revolution against the cheap, mass-produced plonk that Chile kept churning out. That’s when she turned to Naked. Angels funded her first vintage, putting their faith (and cash) in Connie’s very capable hands.
Big wine corps continue to put the squeeze on small growers and wineries, but she's one of the few who’ve managed to hold out. Connie started making wines with old Chilean grape varieties, farming them in traditional ways and handpicking using local labour to regenerate the local economy.
Since 2008 she has rented a big old winery and invested in top quality oak barrels. Top growers have got on board, fired up by Connie’s mission. She now works with them directly to get exactly the fruit she wants.
Connie Schwaderer’s dream was to prove that Chile could make wine to rival the best in the world and once you’ve tasted hers, you’ll agree she’s hit the nail on the head.
Constanza 's Archangels
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