Mas Guallar which was built in 1968 had always been a wine-growing estate. Today, it consists of a house, a guesthouse, a wine-making cellar and a maturing cellar and is surrounded by scrubland and 2.5 hectares of bare land meant for future experimental vines and white grape varieties. The current vines are spread over 5 hectares: 1.7 hectare on Maury and 3.3 hectares on Banyuls-sur-Mer.
The estate was purchased by Camila Opazo in 2018 and she turned it in a vineyard. The young winemaker’s philosophy is to produce handcrafted wines to maintain close contact with the wine and the vine. She makes small plot wines to work on and compare the two extreme terroirs of the Eastern Pyrenees amphitheater: the small Corbières and the Albera Massif.
Camila left her native Chile when she was 18 to join her brother in Bordeaux. At that time, nothing prepared the young woman for her future career, as she knew almost nothing about wine and did not speak a word of French. The trigger event was an internship at a Grand Cru in Pessac Léognan. Today, she is rediscovering vine growing as well as organic and biodynamic agriculture and promises us true, environmentally and terroir-friendly wines.
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