5 Years in the Making and a Lifetime of Planning

Guarachi Family Wines are being released….

Mar 23, 2010, 18:17 ET from TGIC Importers, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Alex Guarachi was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. The Guarachi family, like most Chilean families, felt wine was an important part of any meal as well as a way of life. In 1976, Alex went off to California to attend college and to follow his first passion in life - soccer. After a successful collegiate soccer career, Alex would find a second passion in fine wines.

This passion led Alex to create TGIC Importers, Inc., where he began importing Chilean wine into the United States over 25 years ago. What began as a one-man show operating out of his garage has since grown into a globally recognized company boasting a portfolio of some of the finest wines from not only Chile, but also Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and California.

Today, TGIC Importers is recognized as the leading importer of South American wines in the United States. Now after a quarter century of tasting, judging and assisting in the production and marketing of wines for other wineries, Alex's dream of producing his own wines has been realized with the inaugural bottling of three Guarachi Family wines: Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (Napa Valley), Pinot Noir 2008 (Sonoma Coast) and Chardonnay 2008 (Sonoma Mountain). These bold, rich and stylish wines come from some of the most prominent vineyards and appellations in Napa and Sonoma counties. The wines were hand-crafted with the help of one of Alex's closest friends, the internationally-renowned winemaker, Paul Hobbs.

Now, after five years in the making, Alex is proud to share with you his vision and passion for fine California wine with the highly anticipated Guarachi Family Wines.

SOURCE TGIC Importers, Inc.