He's worked all over the world but, to Cristián, there's no place like home
A young Cristián Aliaga dreamed of becoming a dentist. Luckily for us when the time came to head to university it was roots not root canals that really piqued his interest.
He’s been a winemaker for over half his life now, working all over the world in some seriously posh wineries, including Saintsbury in the USA, Chateau Dillon in France and Villa Maria in New Zealand.
Cristián returned to Chile in 2013 - and, along with 2 friends, started ‘3 Monos’ wines. Literally translated it means ‘3 Monkeys’ and together they create super plush wines from special vineyards that showcase the best of their homeland. He’s so grateful for Angel support and can’t wait to hear what you think!
Cristián Aliaga's Story
I studied Agronomy and Winemaking at the University of Chile. I made my first two harvest in Errázuriz in the Aconcagua Valley in 1996. Then I worked for 12 years in Veramonte, in the Casablanca Valley, becoming the Chief Winemaker. During that period I made different vintages in other wineries such as Kendall-Jackson, Paul Hobbs Winery, Saintsbury and Quintessa in California, also in Villa Maria in New Zealand in 2012 and Chateau Dillon in Bordeaux, France in 2002. When I back to Chile in 2013 I start working at William Fèvre, looking for new challenges in the new Chilean terroirs. At the same time, I began the adventure of my personal project with 2 other friends / winemakers .... 3 Monos Wines (3 monkeys), high quality author wines of special places, human scale.