We were thrilled to see our Apu's vineyards and winery featured in Whetstone Magazine's winter 2019 edition. The beautiful piece written by Nico Vera, "The Rebirth of Wine in Peru's Andes" focuses on viticultural practices at a high elevation winery that honors ancestral traditions.
Vera writes "It's been more than 400 years since anyone has attempted to grow grape vines near Cusco, but that didn't stop pioneering winemaker Fernando Gonzales Lattini from trying. In Curahuasi, 10,000 feet about sea level, indigenous farmers plant traditional crops such as potatoes or corn, and they pay reverence to apus, the sacred mountain spirits that protect their harvests. Seven years ago, in this ancestral land, Gonzales-Lattini began to build Apu Winery by hand. After surviving the rainy season fungus, a devastating fire and a bird plague, the vineyard's first vintage in 2017 yielded a small batch of only 150 bottles, including Sauvignon blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. That was enough to gain recognition from the country's best sommeliers and to makr the rebirth of wine in Peru's Andes Mountains".
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