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The native Chilean Agustin Francisco Huneeus founded in 1985 in California, the company Franciscan Estates. In 1990 he founded in his homeland Chile the winery Veramonte. His son Agustin F. Huneeus also works in the company. As Winemaker Rafael Tirado was hired. The first wine was produced in 1996. The vineyards in the area Casablanca cover 350 hectares. They are planted with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (main variety), Carmenère, Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Premium wine is the "Primus", which is blended from one third Carmenère, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. He is aged for 12 months in oak barrels. The winery has been owned by the US beverage company since 1999 Constellation Brands,

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