GROWER: Finca Los Caballitos
VARIETY: Bourbon, Caturra
REGION: Chajul, Quiché, Guatemala
Finca Los Caballitos, a 300-acre farm located in the municipality of San Gaspar Chajul within the department of Quiche, Guatemala. This growing region, which includes the towns of Santa Maria Nebaj, San Juan Cotzal, and San Gaspar Chajul, is also called the Ixil Triangle because of the beautiful landscapes and the preservation of the indigenous culture. In 2005, Oscar y Christian Schaps, who are brother, purchased Finca Los Caballitos and started planting 100 acres with bourbon and the rest of the farm with the caturra varietal. Los Caballitos has its own wet mill, which allows for meticulous quality control while processing the harvest. Parchment is transported to Antigua where it is stored and milled for export.