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Château Defay - Guatemala's first winery

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Château Defay - Guatemala's first winery

rworange | Aug 23, 2010 08:38 PM

Château Defay is a 3,000 case winery and vineyard located in Santa Maria de Jesus/Antigua, Guatemala. The former coffee farm was purchased in 2000 and converted into a vinyard. The first release was in 2007.

Jacques and Angie Defay are the owners/winemakers of Château Defay Vineyards and the resident winemaker is Bruno Coppola.

Here's an article about the winery
http://www.degustantigua.com/en/chate...

They currently offer four wines: Angie's Blend, Chardonnay, White Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

The winery is open for tastings Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
http://www.fincadefay.com/

I haven't tried it yet, but I'm going to Antigua this weekend and will report back. I'll have to visit it as it is located on the slopes of Agua Volcano ... which I can see out my window.

Thought I'd post in the unlikley event that someone has tried the wine and can let me know what to expect.

I wonder if it will taste of coffee.

Restaurant and Bar record
http://www.chow.com/restaurants/91830...

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