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One of the top winemaking talents in Sonoma, Ondine Chattan worked for famous US wineries, including Ridge Vineyards and Cline Cellars. She also spent decades overseeing the iconic Geyser Peak winery.
Geyser Peak was the long-time winemaking home of Naked legend Daryl Groom – and it’s where Ondine and him met. That was a decade ago, and they’ve been great mates ever since.
Ondine is awestruck by the wine community Angels have built – and she wants to help it grow. “I truly connect to people through the wines I make,” she said. “The stories of the growers, the vineyards, and the process behind the wine are as vital to me as grapes.”
A winemaking veteran, Cristian leaves no stone unturned when it comes to his process. You’ll find him picking grapes, maintaining the vineyards, blending wine and everything in between.
Involved with legendary projects such as Calyptra and Valle Secreto, he has the key to creating delicious wines by championing Chile’s unique appellations.
Cristian fell in love with the Cachapoal Valley a while back: ‘What amazes me is the great diversity of terroir you can find along the valley. This has given me the opportunity to learn from each terroir and microclimate, making the experience winemaking very rich, challenging, and fun!’