A proposal to view life not as it is, but as it should be!
Brothers Enrique and Felipe Pallares grew up in Ecuador. They spent their teenage years and twenties traveling the world as polo players. Though it might seem like they have lived many different “lives,” they really have spent most of their time in bars and around kitchen tables. They started Casa Carmen in 2017 with the mission of crafting wine, vermouth, and food and sharing the fullness of that way of life with a broader community.
A Quixotic Quest for Quality
We strive to make things that reflect our history and our way of understanding the world.
The work of Casa Carmen really is a family affair. Enrique’s wife, Laura, is the orchestrator behind the scenes, making sure every aspect of the winery’s operations runs smoothly. Enrique and Felipe’s mother, Silvia, is the beloved Wine Club Manager, always caring for every need of the Casa Carmen community. The sister, Maca, developed Casa Carmen’s brand and website and is the designer behind every wine label. Brother-in-law Jeremy and Enrique Sr. can sometimes be found behind the bar serving wine, but most often are found at the bar drinking it. The little girls help pick black walnuts and other botanicals around the farm, a crucial task for making our signature vermouth.
Join La Familia
Our Wine Club is designed for those who want to be part of the Casa Carmen family.
Join a community bound by music, by old brick and deep green ivy, by summer nights and love of wine. Whether you are new to the family or a longtime friend, we invite you to join our club.
In Search of El Duende
Letters to the Casa Carmen family.