Established in 1999, Matetic is owned and operated by Jorge and
Cristian Matetic. These wines were named EQ as a tongue-incheek
reminder that wines are meant to be in equilibrium. With
EQ, Jorge and Cristian produce wines that are balanced, foodfriendly
and meant for the every day.
The biodynamically farmed, certified organic vineyards are
located in Rosario Valley, a sub-appellation of the San Antonio
Valley, Chile. There are two distinct types of soil in the valley – on
the hillsides, thin red-brick topsoils cover a thin layer of clay and
decomposed. On the valley floor, soils have a deeper layer of
granite and red clay that is covered by a layer of dark soils. The
fruit is hand-picked and estate bottled. Winemaker Paula
Cardena Saez began as an assistant for Errazuriz and William
Cole Vineyards. She is assisted by winemaker Julio Bastias and
consultant Ken Bernards.