With Pedro Parra, the world’s leading ‘geologist of wine’, there is always an idea. With his wife Camila, they set a big idea for Parra y Familia as old vines and red granite in Pedro’s home region of southern Chile. Here Pedro, the ultimate terroir hunter, has searched out almost-forgotten old plots of dry farmed bush vines of carignan, cinsault, and pais. Some of these vines are 200 years old, which means that they are amongst the oldest vines in the world. These priceless old vineyards scattered across Itata and Bio Bio produce rare and very special wines, all defined by the red granite on which they are grown. These vineyards are ‘organic by default’ – that is, they always were, and when synthetic chemicals and fertilizers became available in the 1950’s it went without saying that the poor campesino farmers could not afford them, so nothing has changed.