Valdivieso Wine History
Valdivieso’s history dates to 1879, when Don Alberto Valdivieso founded Champagne Valdivieso S.A., the first sparkling wine house in South America.
Since then, Viña Valdivieso Wine has established itself as the leader in this category in the domestic and South American markets, expanding its frontiers to Europe and Asia. After a century since its foundation, the commercial production of wines begins in the Lontué winery, in the Curicó Valley, achieving worldwide recognition and becoming icons of consumption in different countries. In the early 1980s they began to produce still wines and Valdivieso has since become one of the most awarded Chilean wineries in the history of the Challenge International du Vin in Bordeaux.
Based in Lontue, Valdivieso Wine has a wealth of vineyards and the quality and unique attributes of the terroir is expressed in the single-vineyard wines. The range encapsulates everything that Chile excels at: rich, vibrant flavours and smooth, glossy textures.
Valdivieso Wine Portfolio
Some of the famous wines produced in this Valdivieso winery are Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere and Merlot. The trademark wines from this winery are known for their right amount of concentration and the perfect sweetness that the wines derive from the grapes used to make them.
The premium Valdivieso wines made in this winery are made from selected, high-quality, dense and ripe grapes, which are then introduced to a classic wine-making process. The best feature of this winery is that it has different varieties of soil and climate in the areas spanning from East to West. This makes this place quite fertile to make simple wines such as the red & white varieties along with the complex, premium and more sophisticated varieties. Under the able supervision of the chief winemaker, Brett Jackson, the Valdivieso winery has been making equal amounts of sparkling and normal wines every year and exporting it to many countries as well.
Valdivieso currently has two production centres, one dedicated to the production of all the sparkling wines and the other to the production of all still wines.
The plant where the sparkling wines are made is in Santiago, capital city of Chile, in the hundred-year-old winery where the Valdivieso family began to make the first sparkling wines in Chile in 1879. Its production capacity is of 6.5 million litres/year, with a storage capacity of 300,000 bottles produced using the traditional method, champenoise.
The plant where the wines are made is in Lontué, 200 kms, south of Santiago. All of Valdivieso’s wines are produced in this plant, from the most Premium ones, with its iconic Caballo Loco wine, to its varietal wines. Its production capacity is of 11 million liters and a capacity of 4,000 oak barrels for wine aging.