Volcanic Wines

with Ben Gordon, MD of Bodegas Volcanes (Chile)

About Pilar Díaz

From an early age Pilar Díaz (Chilean, 31) was capable of recognizing the leaves of the different varieties of vitis vinifera perfectly. She learned this on her outings to the vineyards with her agronomist parents, especially her mother, the renowned winemaker Pilar González, who for many years was in charge of the Carmen and Santa Carolina wineries. As she grew up between grapes, pumps, tanks and hoses; years later, she decided to carry on the family passion and maintain her bond with the land and with wine.

Bodegas Volcanes range

Our range of Chilean wines come from a fabulous winery, Bodegas Volcanes, which was named after the ever-shifting tectonic plates and the unique geomorphology of Chile. These volcanoes cause eruptions and originally led to the formation of the Andes range and the volcanoes.

The range of wines includes

  • Volcanes Tectonia Sauvignon Blanc
  • Volcanes Tectonia Chardonnay
  • Volcanes Tectonia Pinot Noir
  • Volcanes Tectonia Grenache, Petit Syrah, Mouverdre
  • Volcanes Tectonia Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Volcanes Parinacota


British born, Ben has accumulated considerable experience in the wine trade having worked for both large and small wineries across the globe, but his heart is in Chile. Ben is incredibly passionate about Chile and its wine and feels blessed to work in a job that allows him to explore new cultures and meet new people with a glass in his hand. He is the MD of Bodegas Volcanes and works with Pilar the winemaker to bring us these gems.

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