Guarachi Family Wines
Sonoma County region
Finely crafted and limited bottlings of Cabernet and Pinot Noir
Alex Guarachi founded Guarachi Family Wines in 2007, a boutique label with finely crafted and limited bottlings of Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast. The wines are produced from esteemed vineyards including Napa’s Meadowrock Vineyard in Atlas Peak and Sun Chase vineyard in Sonoma’s Petalump Wind Gap, both of which were purchased by Guarachi in 2013.
Alex Guarachi came to the United States nearly 30 years ago from Chile on a soccer scholarship. Unfortunately, it ended with an injury, but it allowed him to follow his other passion in life – wine. In an attempt to gain recognition for the wines of South America, Alex founded Guarachi Wine Partners, a wine import company that was actually one of the first to represent Chilean and Argentine wines. Alex built the business completely on his own, performing every task from a small Napa Valley garage; he was the order taker, warehouse manager, and truck driver. The company has since grown to represent wines from around the world and is now the second largest importer of South American wines. In 2010, Guarachi Wine Partners was honored by Wine Enthusiast magazine as Importer of the Year.
After twenty-five years of serving as the founder and president of Guarachi Wine Partners, Alex Guarachi poured his passion into establishing his own boutique wine label, Guarachi Family Wines. Alex also serves as the winemaker for his namesake label which focuses on crafting the best possible single-vineyard wines from Napa and Sonoma.
This month’s Diamond Wine Club Plus! feature comes from the Sun Chase Vineyard, a 40-acre state-of-the-art vineyard in Sonoma’s Petaluma Wind Gap region that is heavily influenced by cool, ocean breezes – a setting which Pinot Noir excels in. Sun Chase Vineyard is considered one of Sonoma’s premier estates and it’s no wonder the fruit is highly sought after by more than a dozen high-end wineries. We are happy to offer this stunning, award-winning Pinot Noir from Guarachi Family Wines, a new label that is already ranks among California’s best.