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Concha y Toro

This largest winery in Chile was founded by the noble Don Melchor Concha y Toro (1833-1892) in 1883. The oldest of three brothers graduated as a lawyer in 1857 and began a political career in 1864. It started with the Cabernet-Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Merlot varieties imported from Bordeaux. In 1923, the family business became the first Chilean winery to go public on the Santiago stock exchange (and in 1994 also on the New York stock exchange). Wines were exported to Europe for the first time in 1933. The head office is at Pirque near the capital Santiago de Chile. The extensive property encompasses several wineries with 3,200 hectares of vineyards scattered all over Chile in all important growing areas. The vineyards are in Casablanca, as well as in the Valle Central in Maipo. Maule and Rapel.

The top product is Don Melchor, a Bordeaux-style red wine named after the founder. There are also a variety of branded wines such as Amelia (Chardonnay), Casillera del Diablo (cellar of the devil - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc), Cono Sur (from the Tocornal winery), Frontera (Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon / Carmenère), Late Harvest (Sauvignon Blanc), Marques de Casa Concha (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay), Sun Rise (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay), Terrunyo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc), Trio (Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) and Xplorador (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Malbec). The Andes Peak, Palmeras Estate and Walnut Crest brands are produced in the Santa Emiliana sister property (1,400 hectares). A joint venture with Château Mouton-Rothschild is the red wine Almaviva in Bordeaux style.

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