LOS ANGELES — Today, Guarachi Family Wines proudly announces its 10th anniversary with the completion of a multi-year winery construction project. After purchasing the Meadowrock estate in 2014 and entirely remodeling it to create a high-end, boutique winemaking facility, a final phase of vineyard development will complete the estate expansion for Guarachi. This will allow Guarachi to intimately control its sourcing for current releases and develop special, exclusive small lot wines from its own estate. The 10th anniversary marks the first time Guarachi Family Wines is offering the inaugural release of Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 and Sun Chase Estate grown Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2016.
“Celebrating this milestone for Guarachi Family Wines has been a dream come true,” said Alex Guarachi, founder of Guarachi Family Wines and CEO of Guarachi Wine Partners. “The timing feels right in the evolution of Guarachi Family Wines especially with Julian Gonzalez in his new leadership role and it nicely compliments the growing interest we’ve been receiving from consumers and our monthly wine club members.”
In 2016, Guarachi appointed Julian Gonzalez as Chief Winemaker of Guarachi Family Wines after closely working together for 10 years. Gonzalez previously served as a winemaker for numerous prestigious clients at Paul Hobbs Consulting, in addition to work performed at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Dominus Estate and Chateau Potelle.
“Having the opportunity to work closely with Alex when he first started Guarachi Family Wines to this new leadership role has been tremendously rewarding,” said Julian Gonzalez, Chief Winemaker of Guarachi Family Wines. “I’m thrilled at the prospect of continuing to improve upon what I consider some of California’s best wines and what we’ve been able to achieve in such a short period of time.”
Guarachi Family Wines has received numerous and notable accomplishments with over 20 mentions of 90+ ratings from magazines such as Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocate, Tasting Panel and Jeb Dunnuck. Until recently, Guarachi Family Wines have been available mostly at the most prestigious events such as the Sonoma County Barrel Auction, Wine Spectator Grand Tour, Aspen Food & Wine and Eat Drink SF. The response was overwhelmingly positive that in 2017, Guarachi began offering a monthly wine club membership. With the growing interest and demand from consumers, developing a local tasting experience to open in fall 2018 will nicely complement Guarachi Family Wine’s current online and event sampling opportunities for consumers who enjoy some of the highest quality wines from Napa Valley and Petaluma Gap, a new sub-AVA of Sonoma Coast.
For more information on our upcoming local wine experiences, please visit www.guarachifamilywines.com or follow on Facebook.
About Guarachi Family Wines
Founded in 2007 by Chilean wine visionary Alex Guarachi, Guarachi Family Wines believes that wine is not only an important part of a meal – wine is a way of life. After decades serving as the Founder and CEO of Guarachi Wine Partners — a global importer, marketer and innovator of fine wines from around the world — Guarachi chose to bring the passion and spirit of his own cultural experience to the dinner table and create his own label. Guarachi Family Wines offers extremely limited bottlings sourced from micro-lots within Estate vineyards from the most prestigious appellations – Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast and Napa Valley.