This winery of 54 hectares
started in 1990 with Daniella Gillmore and her husband Andres Sanchez,
who is the winemaker. The Tabontinaja Vineyards grow several varieties:
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, Carignan, Malbec
The philosopy is to produce great wines in the Lancomilla Valley, wines
that can open the mind. These are autor wines which you can apppreciate
in the concentrated aromas and flavours.
The winery has also a restaurant and a wine lodge.
produces a miniscule 2000 cases annually, of which a small amount is
imported by Schneider Selections.
The Tabontinaja Vineyards grow several varieties: Cabernet Franc,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, Carignan, Malbec and Syrah. These
are grafted onto century old Mission grapes as roostock which
contributes greatly to the caracter and terroir.
The base of great wines are the grapes. That´s why our work is
intimately related to the vines, which are handled manually and has
earned us ISO 14001 certification in our production. We study each
different block individually to develop and creat great wines.
wines come from limited areas, and the Loncomilla Valley with its soft
hills stretching to the Coastal Mountains, creates unique conditions for
red wine viticulte using the concept of dry farming, where the rain is
essential for development.
• Hacedor de Mundos: The varieties are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet
Sauvignon and Merlot, all reserve wines with a definite caracter and
elegantly balanced acidity which represent the spirit of the Loncomilla
• Cobre: Is the selec of the best quality and most elegant concentration
that we produce every year, a great reserve line with a limited edition.
• Rosé: Small productions fermented in the traditional way, we obtain
them from old vines. The terrior is recognized in mature, concentrate
and elegant wines. With a natural acidity thats gaves a perfect aging in
along with a personalized service, invite our guests to rest in Tabonko,
to know more on wines and their production, to travel through the
vineyards, to enjoy the full contact with the nature and native animals
as pudúes, alpacas and rheas that stroll curious next to a full
environment of natural energy.
Tabonkö is located to 270 Km of Santiago toward the South, in the
coastal dry ground of the Region of the Maule, in the heart of the
Valley of Loncomilla, close to the cities of San Javier and Talca.