Rogue Vine

  • Itata, Chile
Rogue Vine

Rogue Vine is a project led by Leo Erazo— the winemaker for Altos Las Hormigas in Mendoza, Argentina— along with his partner Justin Decker. They make wines from two different subregions of the Itata Valley. All the vineyards are composed of hillside, dry-farmed bush-vines that are a minimum of sixty years old, with some older than three hundred. The soils are primarily composed of granite with a mix of clay and quartz. The winemaking is simple and employs native yeast, old barrels, no corrections, and minimal sulfur prior to bottling. Itata Valley’s viticulture is primarily practiced through horse plowing and hand farming.

Rogue Vine’s ethos is to promote the rich history of this long neglected and local farming community.

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Grand Itata Blanco (White)
White Blend
Forty-five percent Moscatel, thirty percent Riesling, and twenty-five percent Semillon from a blend of old vines in Guarilihue, Itata; the... Read More

Grand Itata Tinto
This is a blend of ninety-five percent Cinsault and five percent País, hand-harvested from vines planted in 1960. The whole berries are... Read More

Super Itata Red
Red blend
A blend of one-third each Carignan, Malbec and Syrah, all from old vines (planted between 1920-1960) grown in granitic soils. Aged in... Read More