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History

Viña Maipo was founded in 1948 in the Maipo Valley, a world-renowned region for producing wines of outstanding quality. 20 years later, Concha y Toro –the largest Chilean wine group-acquired the winery, enhancing the quality of its wines and laying the foundations for its global spirit.

In 2000, Viña Maipo implemented an aggressive development plan, exceeding in 2006 the goal of 1 million cases sold and becoming the 4th largest exporter of wine from Chile.

In 2007, Max Weinlaub joined Viña Maipo as chief winemaker, giving way to a new strategy focused on developing world-class wines, expressive of their origin.

Today, being present in over 80 markets, Viña Maipo has demonstrated the potential of Chile for the production of great wines, born from a long tradition in winemaking and a genuine passion for authenticity.

The Town

Since its inception in 1583, the people of Maipo have shown deep religiosity, focusing their social life around the town’s church. Roof of this is the celebration that villagers carry out every 8th of December honoring the Virgin Mary, praying to her for their land and future harvests.

Our Passion

Viña Maipo wants each of its wines to carry the passion that Maipo townspeople have for the land and their customs. It is that spirit that inspires the legend on the label of each bottle of wine:

For centuries, the people of Maipo have witnessed the miraculous protection of their vineyards. Every year the villagers gather in the Church of Maipo to pray for the care of their land.

Experience and Passion

Max Weinlaub

Since his arrival as chief winemaker of Viña Maipo, Max Weinlaub has focused on adding value to each line of the portfolio, centering his philosophy in the development of top-level wines.

The initial step of this new approach was the launch of the winery’s first ultra premium wine, Limited Edition, which was followed by the Gran Devoción premium line, the ultra premium Cabernet Sauvignon Protegido, and Alto Tajamar, the icon wine of the portfolio, which expresses the elegance, power and expressiveness of Syrah.

Winemaking Project

In its various product lines, Viña Maipo seeks to capture the essence of the New World with wines of captivating aromas and flavors, and expressive of their origin.

Since 1990, having planted the first vineyards of Syrah in Chile, the winery has maintained a strong belief in the potential of this variety, making it a fundamental part of its top-level wines.

Our efforts are focused on producing fresh and balanced wines that express the best terroir of Chile. We want to show the riches of our geography and imprint our passion for making the most authentic Chilean wine

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Terroir

Maipo Valley, particularly its highest area -known as Maipo Alto-, is famous worldwide as the birthplace of the most outstanding wines from Chile, and that is where the winery’s original estate is located: the Quinta de Maipo vineyard.

Quinta de Maipo has very particular climatic conditions. At an equidistant point between the Andes and the Coastal range, it presents fresh winds and unique temperatures ranging, on average, between 10°C and 23°C.

Also, its stony soil, with good drainage and low fertility, is ideal for growing Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Quinta de Maipo House

In 2012, in the heart of the Quinta de Maipo vineyard, the winery gave life to the brand’s symbol: the Quinta de Maipo House.

In a modern and cozy house of elegant architecture, Viña Maipo welcomes its most illustrious visitors, transmitting the values ​​that represent its brand.

Casablanca Valley

Casablanca Valley is an exceptional region for growing white varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

Climate marked by a strong maritime influence and morning fog in spring and summer.

Sandy loam and clay soil, poor in organic matter, ideal for growing wine grapes of low vigor, and producing wines of great quality and concentration.

Maipo Valley

World-renowned for the quality of its wines, Maipo Valley is a benchmark for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah worldwide.

Sub-humid, mild Mediterranean climate, with a rather cold winter and moderate rainfall (most between May and August), and a long, dry and bright summer.

Alluvial, stony soils of low fertility and high permeability.

Rapel Valley

Because of its great diversity of microclimates, Rapel Valley allows the cultivation of a wide range of grape varieties. It is divided into two sub-valleys: Colchagua and Cachapoal, both internationally renowned.

Mediterranean climate, more humid than the Maipo Valley, and influenced by cool coastal breezes.

Clay soil, rich in minerals.

Maule Valley

Maule Valley is located in the most southern part of the Central Valley. With nearly 30 thousand hectares of vineyards, it is the largest wine region of Chile and with the longest tradition in winemaking.

The Coastal Range is rather low and lets fresh breezes from the Pacific Ocean into the valley, so the vineyards benefit from the action of winds coming from the Andes and the sea.

Soils high in clay and granite, particularly near the coast.