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Antiyal was founded in 1996 by Alvaro Espinoza and family. It is us here now– the family, writing this website and we shall be maintaining the harvest blog ourselves as well. Often referred to as the original ‘Garage Winery’ in Chile, today Antiyal has grown into a modest but personably sized winery that maintains a strict focus on quality. Antiyal is a Mapuche (native Chilean) word that means “sons of the sun”. We practice organic and biodynamic agricultural as a means to seek truer flavours from the earths that surround us in the Maipo Valley.
We founded Antiyal to teach our children, and all who would listen, about the earth, work & wine. In 1998 we produced ten barrels, or 250 cases (3.ooo bottles). It was a mix of Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah. Later in 2001 we launched Kuyen, a blend of Syrah & Cabernet. Kuyen means “moon” in Mapuche. It is not a second wine, but a separate project with its own trajectory. Both wines are made respecting the...