Named after the Chilean penguins, PengWine is a producer of unique wine from Chile. The founders wanted the company to have a name that was as unique and adventurous as the endeavor of making the wine itself, therefore they thought of the resilient Chilean penguins that make their home along the coast… and with that, PengWine was born.
To toast and honor these land and sea-loving birds, each of the varietals are named after a different penguin native to South America. Today, Pengwine is enjoyed by people from all over the world.
The History Behind PengWine
PengWine began with two friends from 2 different hemispheres, Chris Milliken from the U.S, and Max Eyzaguirre, from Chile. Their adventure started in 2004, when they hatched the idea and bottled their first vintage of 2003 PengWine. Since then, both men have meticulously chosen the best grapes from their boutique vineyard in Chile, to create unique wines that you can enjoy without ever leaving your hometown.
Hector Olivares is the wine maker behind PengWine. Mr. Olivares studied at the Catholic University in Chile with a degree in winemaking and then went on to study hands-on at vineyards in Spain. He then returned to his homeland of Chile to work with Morande Family winery (at the Vina la Aparicion) and in Ecuador (at the Chaupi Estancia winery). Mr. Olivares also serves as a trusted advisor to other Maipo Valley wineries.