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Santa Monica

The winery "Viña Santa Monica" is located on the outskirts of the city Rancagua in the area Rapel (Valle Central) in Chile, It was founded in 1976 by Emilio de Solminihac by purchase of Bodega Purísima existing since 1930 and renamed in honor of his wife Monica Fonseca. After completing his studies of agricultural engineering in Chile, he studied under Prof. Émile Peynaud at the University of Bordeaux Enology studies. In the early 1970s, he returned to Chile, founded an oenological laboratory for the advice of local wineries and also taught as a professor at the Universidad de Chile oenology and wine making. The vineyards in the sub-area Colchagua cover about 100 hectares of vineyards. They are with the red wines Cabernet Sauvignon. Carmenère and Merlot, as well as the white wine varieties Riesling. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon planted. The premium wine is the red wine "Tierra del Sol" (Cabernet Sauvignon).

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