Dominio del Cuarzo
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Country of Origin: Chile
Location: Itata, Chile
People: Felipe Ramirez, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
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Felipe Ramirez started Dominio del Cuarzo in 2019. He currently produces two wines from two small vineyards in Itata. The País is from Ñipas grown on basalt. The Cinsault is from Guarilihue grown on granite. Both vineyards consist of old bush vines that are farmed organically and without irrigation. Production is limited with quanities slowly increasing year over year.
Felipe Ramirez was raised in Santiago, Chile. His pathway to wine started in his teens when he worked at his uncle’s restaurant. Then, influenced by his father’s love of nature, agronomy, and entomology, Felipe studied enology and viticulture at university with the goal of becoming a winemaker. 4 years later, Felipe sold his drums and car, got a loan, and moved to France to work in Burgundy and Northern Rhône. Returning to Chile in 2007, Felipe worked for Santa Rita and Bouchon before becoming the winemaker at Rose & Arrows in Oregon. Felipe splits his time between Oregon and Chile and plans to continue making wines in both hemispheres.
Over the years, Felipe became close friends with Pedro Parra who has had an instrumental impact on his career. Pedro opened up his winery to Felipe for the first vintage of Dominio del Cuarzo. Today, Felipe's cellar is right next door to Pedro's.
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