Giorgio Flessati is the winery's co-founder and hails from Trentino in northern Italy where he was winemaker, then general manager, of a winery called Concilio.
has also made wine in Alsace, Bordeaux and Burgundy, and consulted for wineries in Moldova, Austria, Tuscany and Sicily.
career in South America began in 1995 when he
cousin Aldo Olivier, who had moved to Chile from Italy as a child.
At the time, Elqui's
grape production was only used for pisco, the national spirit, but Flessati
, bringing all his
experience to bear, immediately spotted the potential of the region and, along with his
cousin, began to put the building blocks of Falernia