Antiyal was founded by Alvaro Espinoza, winemaker and consultant for Vinedos Emiliana in Chile. Alvaro comes from a real wine family. His grandfather Lautaro was a wine merchant in the 1930s and his father Mario a well-known winemaker and oenology teacher. Alvaro has participated in many successful projects and is a widely respected consultant at the major internationally renowned Chilean wineries. In 2015, he was even named one of the 50 most influential winemakers in the world according Decanter Magazine. His own vineyards bear the name Antiyal. This is a word used by the Mapuche (Indians) and means "sons of the sun". All of the Antiyal wines are organically and bio-dynamically grown.