The Chilean wine company was founded in 1988 by four partners under the name "Discover Wine". These were Aurelio Montes (oenologist), Douglas Murray (manager), Pedro Grand (vineyard owner) and Alfredo Vidaurre (entrepreneur). All four had many years of experience in the production and distribution of top wines, In the meantime the company is called "Montes SA", president and chief oenologist is Aurelio Montes. In 1995 this was chosen as the "Chilean Winemaker of the Year" and by the SNA (National Agriculture Society) as "Personality of the year 2002". Many experts believe that Montes wines are among the best Chiles, The vineyards in several locations (estates) in the fields Curicó and Colchagua cover 200 hectares. You are with the red varieties Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec ( Cot ) Merlot. Pinot Noir and Syrah, as well as with the white wines Chardonnay. Gewurztraminer. Petit Verdot. Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc planted.
The "simple" varietal wines are marketed under "Montes". The premium line is "Montes Alpha", with the "Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon" the winery became famous worldwide overnight, so to speak. The "Montes Alpha M", vinified for the first time in 1996, is the flagship of the house. This red wine in the Bordeaux style is assembled from Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Merlot (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%) and aged in French oak for over a year. The first “Montes Folly Syrah” was vinified in 2000. The original name is derived from the fact that many experts (except Montes) believed that it was folly to plant Syrah, which had not been tried in this area (Colchagua), and a "double folly" , this also on so steep slopes (as is the case). The wine is now considered the best Chilean Syrah. It will also be a sweet one Botrytis -Wine (Vendange Tardive) made from 50% Gewürztraminer and Riesling. A total of 3.6 million bottles of wine are produced annually, which are 98% after United States and Europe be exported.