Chile’s Oldest Winery, Carmen, Announces Emily Faulconer as New Winemaker

Chile's Carmen, Announces Emily Faulconer as New Winemaker

Chile’s oldest winery, Carmen, recently welcomed a new winemaker to lead all their operations. Agricultural Engineer Emily Faulconer, who will also be responsible for the continuation of previous winemaker Sebastian Labbé’s internationally acclaimed innovative projects.

Faulconer, 32, lived for a year and a half in the Elqui Valley, holding a key role at Viñedos Alcohuaz, she also performed as Chief Winemaker in Viña Arboleda, leading the viticulture and winemaking areas. Outside Chile, she has worked in United States (Cakebread Cellars), New Zealand (Trinity Hill Winery) and France (Chateau Canon).

Eduardo Alemparte, Vitiviniculture Manager of Santa Rita Estates, the group that includes Viña Carmen, said: “We are delighted Emily has joined our team. She is young, energetic and a passionate winemaker with wide experience working with a variety of different terroirs. Despite her relatively young age she has already achieved considerable recognition and I truly believe she will become one of Chile’s most important oenologists.”

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