ownerDiego Rivera and Matías Nahrwold
- Country: Chile
Quebrada del Chucao is a project that was started in 2010 by the Nahrwold family who has a long history of fruit production in Chile. The project was started by Jorge Nahrwold, his son Matias Nahrwold, and Diego Rivera, a trained winemaker whose thesis was on Chilean Cider. They are located in Villarica, a cool lake region in the southern part of Chile.
For our cider we only use old varieties from the south of Chile. Most of them were brought a long time ago by European settlers or are locally bred species during the last 80 years. They don’t have a specific varietal identification and normaly ther are named by the local farmers. Within the ones we use we can find Reineta, Limona, Cabeza de Niño, and others. Other varieties that we use for our cider we give them a common name, some times using the orchard name.
The apples are harvested in old orchards located around the town of Huiscapi (Between Villarrica and Loncoche) y the heart of the Araucanía Region. We work with small producers located at the old roads called “Fajas”, that connected the region a 100 years ago.