The estate is located near the municipality of Isla de Maipo (Talagante province) in Maipo Valley
, It was founded in 1874 by Francisco de Rojas y Salamanca under the name "Viña Rojas". In 1892 the estate was acquired by Manuel Zavala-Meléndez, who changed the name to "Viña Tarapacá" in honor of the Chilean province of the same name in the north. In 1992 it was taken over by the Chilean match company "Compania Chilena de Fosforos". The new owner made huge investments in vineyards and cellar technology. With the California winery Beringer
there is close cooperation. Finally, in 1998 the business became part of the VSPT wine group. This second largest Chilean wine exporter owns vineyards in Chile and Argentina.
The old vineyards of the former family winery near Santiago have been abandoned and in the area Maipo
new areas of 2,400 hectares with an artificial one fed by the Maipo River irrigation
(Drip irrigation). Around 850 hectares of this are currently under vines. They lie in the middle of a former volcanic crater and are planted with the red varieties Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Pinot Noir and Syrah, as well as the white varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Viognier. The wines are produced in the Tara-Pakay, Zavala (former owner), Gran Reserva, Terroir, Tarapacá + Plus, Tarapacá Reserva and Tarapacá Varietal lines. 40% of the red wines are aged in French and American barriques, 60% fruit-free without wood. The sparkling wines are made according to the champagne method and Méthode charmat