Producer Profile

Gustavo Riffo

"Lomas de Llahuen is the name for wines made with the fruit from old vines in Portazuelo that have been in Gustavo Riffo’s family for many years. Gustavo has been making wines with his family’s grapes for more than 10 years, but this is a separate project from his personal wines bottled under his name, although the emphasis on minimal intervention, organic farming, and biodynamic approaches in the vines is the same." - Jose Pastor Selections

Where The Wines Come From


Portezuelo, located in the Maule Valley of Chile, is gaining recognition for its natural winemaking practices and unique terroir. Situated in the southern part of the country, Portezuelo benefits from a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and cool maritime influences from the Pacific Ocean. Natural winemakers in Portezuelo prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, eschewing chemical additives and pesticides in favor of sustainable viticulture. They cultivate a variety of grape varieties, including Carignan, Pais, and Cinsault, with minimal intervention to produce wines that reflect the region's unique terroir and the purity of the fruit. Portezuelo's natural wines are known for their rusticity, freshness, and authenticity, with Carignan offering bold dark fruit flavors, Pais providing bright red berry notes, and Cinsault showcasing floral aromatics and soft tannins. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Portezuelo remains a key player in the natural wine movement, offering a taste of Chile's winemaking heritage and commitment to sustainability with every bottle.