Manuel Humberto Moraga Gutiérrez is the 7th generation to work his old vineyard. It was originally planted by an ancestor named Francisco Gutiérrez, who arrived from Spain in 1766 and who a Mapuche tribesman nicknamed Cacique Maravilla (Chief Wonder).
Manuel learned from his father the traditional, natural way to work the vines and make wine, and took over in 2009. Although his father had sold most of his wine in bulk, or simply sold the grapes, Manuel the next year decided to bottle his own wines and to take as the name for his winery Cacique Maravilla.
We first tasted Manuel’s wines in London a couple of years ago and are glad to now be able to sell and drink his wines in Brooklyn and, most especially, to host him in our store tonight.