DJCRATER, Inc. dba: Vino de Coco was founded by George Vacal Paraliza and Tila Paraliza. This couple shared a vision to create a legacy for their family. Born in La Paz, Leyte, Eastern Visayas and educated in Cebu City, Central Visayas, Mr. Paraliza retired from a successful career in the oil industry and hobby wine making in the United States. His dream was to someday return to his homeland of the Philippines and apply his craft to develop the world’s finest quality coconut wine to be enjoyed by wine connoisseurs globally and to place the Philippines on the map of the wine industry.
Vino de Coco is crafted using the fresh sap from the flower of the coconut tree, an organic and naturally delicious nectar. Selected local farmers use the educational guidelines of responsible farming developed by the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to harvest the coconut sap. Strict controls on how raw material is received are implemented to ensure the freshest quality from the start of the process to completion.
The Winery was first established August of 2010 in Tacloban City, Leyte and renamed Vino de Coco in April of 2011. Mr. Paraliza continues perfecting his method of producing Vino de Coco. There are three varieties of this smooth exotic coconut wine: Dry Red, Sweet Red and Sweet White. With national acceptance, this could become the Philippine’s National Drink.
The wine is export quality and FDA approved. Through entries with Local and International Trade Shows sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and his sons’ tireless efforts to bring samples to various markets, Vino de Coco is anticipating export distribution in the coming year.