The company is headquartered in Santiago, the capital of Chile
, The owner family had immigrated from Spain at the beginning of the 19th century. In 1935 the company "Bodegas Viu" was founded by Don Miguel Viu García and his sons. Initially, purchased wines were bottled and marketed under their own brand name "Vinos Viu". The next generation of families, Don Miguel Viu Manent, created the traditional winery "Hacienda San Carlos de Cunaco" and the first vineyards in the area Colchagua
acquired. The first bottled wines were not produced until 1990. In the 1990s, large investments were made in cellar technology, vineyard management and new vineyards. Today the winery is run by José Miguel Viu. The vineyards cover 260 hectares. They are mostly with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon
, Malbec ( Cot
planted. The wines are marketed under the labels Late Harvest, Reserva, Secreto, Special Selection, Varietals and (in honor of Don Miguel Viu Manent) Viu 1. Around two million bottles of wine are produced annually, the majority of which are exported.