My name is Pablo Pedreros and I make wine from the vines I planted with my dad over 30 years ago.
I’m a farmer and viticulturist. I was born in the hospital in Coelemu in Itata. I spent my entire childhood in the countryside and helped out with all sorts of tasks, from working with horses, oxen and wooden ploughs to sowing the hillsides with lentils and harvesting grains.
I‘m now 43 years old and I take pride in saying I am from the countryside. I spent six years living in the city and I had a really hard time there — I suffered a lot. Being so far away took its toll on me, so when I came back, it took a long while for me to recover.
It was hard to climb out of the hole I had dug myself into, and when I had the strength to do so, I decided to make wine. It was called Piedra Cura and I sold it every Friday in Concepción.
That was a period of introspection for me, trying to figure out what to do with my life. During this period, I went to a restaurant in Concepcion called Flor de Calabaza to offer my wine. There, I met the owner, Lorena Gómez, who told me about her friend Daniela De Pablo. I wanted to meet Daniela, so I went to one of her healthy eating workshops.