“Viña Errazuriz SA” winery was founded in 1870 by the aristocrat Don Maximiano Errázuriz. His terroir-conscious motto was "From the best country the best wine". Today it is managed by its great-great-grandson Eduardo Chadwick. It is located north of the capital Santiago de Chile near Panquehue in the Aconcagua valley. With a total of over 2,000 hectares of vineyards, it is one of the largest wineries in the world. The vineyards of the stock cover 425 hectares. The top red wine named after the founder "Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve" is assembled from 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc from spectacular slopes and is one of the best known and most expensive wines in Chile. Other premium wines are the "Chardonnay Wild Ferment", the "Sauvignon Blanc La Escultura" and the red wine cuvée "Vinedo Chadwick" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère), which was first produced in 1999.
The sister property Caliterra
, headquartered in the Rapel Valley, was founded in 1989 by Eduardo Chadwick. The name was formed from "la Calidad de la Tierra" (Calidad = quality, Tierra = country). In 1996 it became a 50:50 joint venture with the California wine empire Mondavi
received. There were vineyards with over 1,000 hectares in the southwest of Santiago in Colchagua Valley
acquired and created the new Arboleda
label there in 2001. This is the name of the winery, where both brands (Arboleda and Caliterra) are produced. Wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah are produced. The figurehead is the red wine cuvée “Seña” created in 1997 from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère.