Cousins Diego Rivera and Matias Nahrwold started Quebra del Chucao around 2010. Diego is a practicing winemaker who wrote his thesis in cider fermentation. They work with multiple small heirloom apple orchards in a small town called Huiscapi, just east of Villarica, in Chile’s Lake Region. The orchards are approximately sixty years old, and the apples are harvested and pressed by hand before fermenting via Methode Traditional. The Sidras are dry, micro-production, and often compared to Farmhouse English or traditional Basque Ciders.