Vulture Gryphus

The Bird called Vulture Gryphus, or Andean Condor, is the national symbol of Chile.

This enormous mountain bird, largest in the western hemisphere, plays a cultural role similar to that of the Bald Eagle in North America. Its bones are believed to possess magical and medicinal powers, and used to be used in therapeutic potions by native practitioners. (Now the birds are protected).


Monster Gryphus

The Monster Gryphus, Latin for Griffin, is a mythological creature with the body of a lion, and the head & talons of an eagle. In medieval lore, nobility drank from Gryphus talon "cups," and for good reason: a Gryphus claw would change the color of a poisoned wine—a handy tool for a king!

But fear not. The vintage held within our bottles contains no venom.