Viña Don Melchor
This identity is built upon a base of three fundamental pillars—its impeccable heritage and history, the peerless conditions of its terroir, and the deep understanding and expertise in the making of the Don Melchor wine.
Founded in 1883 by Don Melchor de Santiago Concha y Toro and his wife Emiliana Subercaseaux, Concha y Toro is Latin America’s largest and leading wine producer. It occupies an outstanding position among the world’s most important wine companies and is currently exporting to 140 countries worldwide. It owns around 11,300 hectares of prime vineyards in Chile, Argentina and United States.
Don Melchor de Santiago Concha y Toro and his wife Emiliana Subercaseaux cultivated their first vineyards with vine cuttings brought from Bordeaux. The company as we know it today has expanded almost beyond recognition from unremarkable beginnings.
Under the direction of the Guilisasti family, who took over the majority share of the company in 1961, Concha y Toro gradually established its name through value-for-money, well-made varietal wines. From the end of the 1980s onwards, Chile secured an important place on export markets with Concha y Toro leading the way through the successful development of a number of big wine brands.
Their century-old experience in producing superior quality wines has not only made Concha y Toro a world-class player in the wine industry, but it has also provided enough experience to know with absolute conviction that sustainability is an essential and necessary value to attain global leadership. In line with its long-term vision, the company has incorporated sustainability as part of its philosophy and also as a strategic element of its business. Throughout its history, the company has sought harmony with its environment, the responsible use of natural resources and environmental care from the vineyard to the final product.
Concha y Toro’s wine portfolio has continued to develop and modernise over the past few decades and, with vineyard holdings from Limarí in the north to Bio Bío in the south, it is well-placed to do so. Winemakers Marcelo Papa (responsible for Casillero del Diablo, Marqués de Casa Concha and Maycas del Limarí) and Ignacio Recabarren (responsible for Trio, Terrunyo, Amelia and Carmín de Peumo) have spearheaded an impressive rise in quality. Their winemaking skills and the great vineyard resources of Concha combine to make some of Chile’s best wines.
Their extensive portfolio is divided into several ranges, led by four flagship wines from different grape varieties. The Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto in Maipo is one of Chile’s first icon wines, sourced from a stony, mineral-rich vineyard on river terraces. Meanwhile, Carmín de Peumo is one of the first super-premium Carmenere wines, sourced from Peumo in the Rapel Valley. Gravas del Maipo is the company’s top Syrah, while Amelia is the flagship Chardonnay from vineyards in the Casablanca Valley.
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