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Undurraga

The Chilean winery 50 kilometers southwest of Santiago de Chile was founded in 1882 by the Basque immigrant Don Francisco Undurraga Vicuña (born 1855). Three years later he planted the first vines. As the first winery in Chile were exported by the company from 1903 to the United States. In 1995 huge investments were made in winery and new plantings of vines. The wine cellar contains 3,000 barrels. The company is still in family ownership, butler is Max Undurraga. The vineyards in the fields Colchagua and Maipo cover over 1,000 hectares of vineyards. There are two wineries each in the two areas. It produces a variety of wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Syrah. They are marketed in the Espumosos (Sparkling Wines), Reserva (Altazor, Bodega de Familia, Founder's Collection, Latest Harvest, Viejo Roble) and Varietal lines. The Varietals are partly bottled (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling) in bocksbeutel-like bottles (Caramanyola = canteen). Every year around 2.5 million boxes of wine are produced, of which 60% are exported to 50 countries.

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