A love of the land and passion for traditions led Oscar straight into the vineyardRead more
Jorge spent a decade working at one of Chile’s poshest wineries, Montes. He’s the genius behind their iconic ‘M’ and ‘Purple Angel’ wines as well as their famous ‘Napa Angel’ so you can bet this guy knows his stuff!
We met him in a hotel lobby on a scouting trip to Chile. He walked over, hands full of unlabelled sample bottles and, the second we cracked one open, we knew we couldn’t let him walk away.
He gave up the big paycheck back in 2016 to follow his dream and become an independent winemaker. The road has been hard, his time split between making wine and making pants at his mum’s business to pay the bills, but Angel funding means he’ll now be able to focus 100% on his wines (and get some proper labels on the bottles too!)
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!