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Santa Rita

The company's headquarters are located in a suburb of Buín, around 40 kilometers south of the capital Santiago Chile, It was founded in 1880 by the politician Domingo Fernández Concha (1838-1910). After him, his son-in-law Don Vicente Garcia-Huidobro continued the business. In 1988 it was entirely taken over by Ricardo Claro Valdés. The wineries also belong to the empire Carmen (Nativa), Centenario and Sur Andino in Chile, as well as Doña Paula in the area Mendoza in Argentina, The old basement at the Alto Jahuel headquarters in Buin is a national monument. Here, under the leadership of General Bernardo O'Higgins (1778-1842), 120 patriots were hiding against the Spanish crown during the Chilean War of Independence and later fought for Chile's freedom. The “Doña Paula” restaurant is also operated here.

The vineyards cover a total of 2,500 hectares of vineyards in almost all wine-growing areas in the country. These are Limari (Coquimbo region), Casablanca, Leyda (Aconcagua region), and Colchagua. Curicó. Maipo and Maule (Valle Central region). Eduardo Alemparte is the Vineyard Manager and Andrés Ilabaca Andonie, Cecilia Torres Salinas and Carlos Gatica are the Winemakers. It will be the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Cabernet Franc. Carmenère, Petite Sirah ( Durif ) Pinot Noir. Syrah and Tintorea ( Alicante Henri Bouschet ), as well as the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc. Sémillon. Gewurztraminer. Riesling and Viognier cultured. The wines are vinified in the five wineries Alto Jahuel, Río Claro (Talca), Pirhuin (Lontué), Los Lirios (Rancagua) and Palmilla (Colchagua). They are marketed under the lines "120" (named after the patriots mentioned above), "Floresta", "Medalla Real", "Reserva" and "Casa Real". Premium wines include "Medalla Real Chardonnay", "Medalla Real Merlot", "120 Pinot Noir" and "Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon". Around 14 million bottles of wine are produced annually.

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