Vineyard "Viña Errazuriz SA" was founded in 1870 by the aristocrat Don Maximiano Errázuriz. His terroir-conscious motto was "The best wine of the best land". Today it is run by his great-great-grandson Eduardo Chadwick. It is located north of the capital Santiago de Chile at Panquehue in the Aconcagua Valley. With a total of more than 2,000 hectares, it is one of the largest wineries in the world. The vineyards of the trunk belong to 425 hectares. Named after the founder, Don Maximiano's Founder's Reserve red wine is made from 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc from spectacular hillside locations and is one of Chile's best-known and most expensive wines. Other premium wines are the "Chardonnay Wild Ferment", the "Sauvignon Blanc La Escultura" and the 1999 produced for the first time red wine cuvée "Vinedo Chadwick" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère).
The sister company 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 = land). 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 the Colchagua Valley
acquired and created in 2001 the new label Arboleda
. That's the name of the winery, where both brands (Arboleda and Caliterra) are produced. It produces wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah. The flagship is the 1997 created red wine cuvée "Seña" from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère.