Rex Pickett is the author of the novel Sideways, which the famous, Oscar-winning, cult wine movie of the same title was adapted.
After a 3-month research trip in Chile for his Sideways 3 Chile novel, Rex fell in love with the country, the people, and their wines.
Several years later, brainstorming with culture entrepreneur Mario Velasco, the two had the inspiration to come out with a Pinot Noir from Chile that would express Rex’s philosophy of a wine that was both expressive of the grape and affordable, an everyday wine that everyone could enjoy without the guilt of the usually high Pinot price tag.
Mario introduced Rex to Carlos Kuscevic of Via Wines (Coderch Family). Rex tasted their wines out of Casablanca Valley – Rex’s favorite region in all of Chile – a partnership was forged, and the project was hatched.
In the words of Rex Pickett, «My Signature Series Sideways Pinot Noir is a wine that I believe in with all my heart and soul. After many fits and starts I have finally found a Pinot I’m proud to put my name on.»