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Valdivieso

The Chilean winery was founded in 1876 by Don Alberto Valdivieso. He had learned to appreciate champagne during a stay in Paris, especially the brand Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, In 1879 the first vines were planted. Only the sparkling wine was produced during the first decades, and it was not until the 20th century that the production of still wines began. Today, the estate is still family-owned, the Mitjanes group is also the largest liqueur producer in Chile, It is managed by family member Felix Gil Mitjanes. A consultation is carried out by the Californian winemaker Paul Hobbs, who also Catena Zapata cared for in Argentina. The property in the area Curicó covers 420 hectares, of which 120 are planted with vines. These are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. But also large quantities of grapes are bought.

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