Viña Ventisquero was founded in the late 1990s by Gonzalo Vial and has quickly gone on to become one of the countries top wine producers. With a winery based in the coastal Maipo Valley the estate sources grapes from the prestigious Casablanca, Leyda, Colchagua and Apalta Valley regions to produce a range of sought-after, awardwinning wines. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère provide the backbone of the range produced by winemaker Felipe Tossa and consultants Aurelio Montes and ex-Penfolds winemaker, John Duval. Young, dynamic and innovative, the wines of Viña Ventisquero provide a captivating glimpse into the diversity of terroirs of this exciting wine nation.
LUIS GUTIERREZ - WINE ADVOCATE
Ventisquero is a family-owned winery; they now work 1,500 hectares of vineyards in seven different locations, from Atacama in the north to the south of the country. They only use grapes from their own vineyards. They are experimenting with Mediterranean grape varieties and bigger-sized oak containers, soon starting with 2,000-liter foudres. Importer: The San Francisco Wine Exchange, tel.(415) 546-0484