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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 eldest 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 be listed on the Santiago Stock Exchange (and on New York in 1994). For the first time, wines were exported to Europe in 1933. The headquarters are located near Pirque near the capital Santiago de Chile. The extensive estate includes several wineries with over 3,200 hectares of vineyards scattered throughout Chile in all major growing areas. The vineyards are in Casablanca, as well as in the Valle Central in Maipo. Maule and Rapel.

The top product is named after the founder red wine in Bordeaux style Don Melchor . In addition, there are a variety of brand name wines such as Amelia (Chardonnay), Casillera del Diablo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc), Cono Sur (from the winery Tocornal), Frontera (Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon / Carmenere), 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 sister property Santa Emiliana (1,400 hectares) produces the brands Andes Peak, Palmeras Estate and Walnut Crest. A joint venture with Château Mouton-Rothschild is the red wine Almaviva in the Bordeaux style.

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