In the last few years, Errazuriz has been recognized as perhaps the single top quality producer of Chilean wines. Its wines were either the top-rated or shared the top rating in the last major Chilean reviews from the Wine Spectator, the Wine Advocate, and Tanzer.
As an estate winery, Viña Errazuriz strives to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the winemaking process, from grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curico valleys, to winemaking with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on the delicate handling of the wines, with the aim of producing wines with elegance and complexity. It is this dynamism and passion for wine that has made Errazuriz such an internationally respected producer of quality wines.
Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Viña Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 65 miles north of the capital, Santiago. Recognizing that this valley, with its hot, dry summers and cool Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano’s descendant, Eduardo Chadwick. Eduardo is the fifth generation of his family to lead this exceptional estate, and his work has been colossal, bringing Errazuriz into a new era where it is acknowledged as a producer of world-class wines, and opened eyes around the globe as to Chile's incredible and diverse sites.
Winery of the Year 2008, Wines of Chile: On November 20th, 2008 the Chilean government’s international wine association named Errazuriz the 2008 winery of the year.
“Producer of the Year 2008”, International Wine & Spirits Competition: Also in November 2008, the largest and arguably most prestigious wine competition in the world named Errazuriz its producer of the year for its tremendous results across a range of competition categories.
February 19th, 2014
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The Wine Enthusiast published an article by Michael Schchner entitled, “The Accidental Wine”. Schachner’s article is all about Carmenere and it’s “comfortable home in Chile’s warm valleys”. Giving 12 examples of Carmenere that show a bright future for the variety, the Errazuriz 2010 Kai was on the list with a 90 point score! Click here to read the full article and see the tasting review below.
90 Points Errazuriz 2010 Kai (Aconcagua Valley) “This absurdly priced Carmenère is always one of Chile’s best, and this vintage is just fine, with cherry, cassis, graphite, herb and eucalyptus-like green aromas. The palate is chunky and round in feel, with solid acidity and plump, herbal flavors of berry fruits, olive and spice.”