González Bastías


Gonzales Bastias is a town, and a small, family owned winery in Western Maule owned and operated by Jose Luis Bastias and Daniela Lorenzo. The property and vineyard are accessed by crossing the Maule River by canoe from the local train station between Talca and Constitucion. Jose’s family planted their 4 hectare vineyard in the early 1800’s and they have been cultivating it ever since. Jose farms and vinifies biodynamically and without the use of machines. All the fruit is pressed by hand over bamboo zarandas in to open top cement vats. The wines are then aged in either barrels or amphora. These wines are all made without corrections and without the addition of sulfur. Their Pais wines from their sandy, gravely soil are some of the most unique expressions in Chile and are remnants of Chilean ancestry, which is in danger of extinction.

BASTÍAS MATORRAL 2015

Bastías Matorral 2015

This 100% estate Pais is from a 200 year old single vineyard in the Maule region. Sweet notes of plum, almonds, anise, and brown sugar on the nose with hints of pineapple sage, pine nettles, and and brown sugar lead to a smooth, nicely balanced palate. This wine has a wild almost salve quality.

BASTÍAS TINAJA 2015

Bastías Tinaja 2015

This 100% estate Pais is from a 200 year old single vineyard in the Maule region and is aged in amphora. The wine has a light purple hue with bright black and blue fruit on the nose packed with cinnamon, anise, coriander, turmeric, indian spices and something that is reminiscent of a christmas tree. Light hints of orange peel, milk chocolate, and blueberry dominate the palate that is held up with good tannin and nice fresh acid.