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Santa Rita

The headquarter of the company is located in a suburb of Buín about 40 kilometers south of the capital Santiago in 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 completely taken over by Ricardo Claro Valdés. The empire also includes the wineries Carmen (Nativa), Centenario and Sur Andino in Chile, as well as Doña Paula in the area Mendoza in Argentina, The old cellar at the headquarters of Alto Jahuel in Buin is a national monument. Here, in 1814, under the leadership of General Bernardo O'Higgins (1778-1842), 120 patriots hid during the Chilean War of Independence against the Spanish crown and later fought for the freedom of Chile. Here is also the restaurant "Doña Paula" operated.

The vineyards cover a total of 2,500 hectares of vineyards in almost all wine-growing areas in the country. These are Limarí (Coquimbo region), Casablanca, Leyda (Aconcagua region), as well as Colchagua. Curicó. Maipo and Maule (Valle Central region). As Vineyard Manager is Eduardo Alemparte, as Winemaker Andrés Ilabaca Andonie, Cecilia Torres Salinas and Carlos Gatica are responsible. It will be the red wines 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 cultivated. 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 above-mentioned patriots), "Floresta", "Medalla Real", "Reserva" and "Casa Real". Premium wines include Medalla Real Chardonnay, Medalla Real Merlot, 120 Pinot Noir and Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon. Every year around 14 million bottles of wine are produced.

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