Gonzales Bastias is a town, and a small, family owned winery in Western Maule owned and operated by Jose Luis Bastias and Daniela Lorenzo. The property and vineyard are accessed by crossing the Maule River by canoe from the local train station between Talca and Constitucion. Jose’s family planted their 4 hectare vineyard in the early 1800’s and they have been cultivating it ever since. Jose farms and vinifies biodynamically and without the use of machines. All the fruit is pressed by hand over bamboo zarandas in to open top cement vats. The wines are then aged in either barrels or amphora. These wines are all made without corrections and without the addition of sulfur. Their Pais wines from their sandy, gravely soil are some of the most unique expressions in Chile and are remnants of Chilean ancestry, which is in danger of extinction.