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 already had many years of experience in production and sales of top wines, In the meantime, the company is called "Montes SA", president and chief enologist is Aurelio Montes. He was named "Chilean Winemaker of the Year" in 1995 and "Personality of the Year 2002" by the SNA (National Agriculture Society). According to many experts Montes wines are among the best Chiles, The vineyards in several locations (Estates) in the areas Curicó and Colchagua include 200 acres. They are with the red wines Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec ( Cot ) Merlot. Pinot Noir and Syrah, as well as with the white wine varieties 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 overnight, so to speak, worldwide. The "vinified" in 1996, the "Montes Alpha M" is the flagship of the house. This red wine in the Bordeaux style is made from Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Merlot (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%) and aged for over a year in French oak. The first "Montes Folly Syrah" was vinified in 2000. The original name derives from the fact that many experts (other than Montes) thought that it was folly to grow Syrah that had not been tried and tested in this area before (Colchagua) and to have a "double folly". , then so on steep slopes (as is the case) to do. The wine is now considered the best Chilean Syrah. It also gets sweeter Botrytis -Wine (Vendange Tardive) made from 50% Gewürztraminer and Riesling. A total of 3.6 million bottles of wine are produced each year, 98% of which are produced United States and Europe be exported.