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Veramonte

Chilean Agustin Francisco Huneeus, born in 1985, founded Franciscan Estates in California. In 1990 he founded in his home country Chile the Veramonte winery. His son Agustin F. Huneeus also works for the company. Rafael Tirado was hired as a winemaker. 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 a third of Carmenère, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is aged in barriques for 12 months. The winery has been owned by the US beverage company since 1999 Constellation Brands,

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