5 September 2014 News

Wine Enthusiast published their second annual “40 Under 40: America’s Tastemakers 2014”.  A list that acknowledges the top leaders of a new generation of wine drinkers. Logan Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Wine Awesomeness from Charleston, South Carolina, is featured with the Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay! Lee is a leader in digital wine promotion and is making the wine industry accessible. Click here to see the full list.


26 August 2014 News

Click here for a great piece that appeared in the Wall Street Journal this past weekend about selling Chilean wines to sommeliers in New York. The piece centers on Hector Vergara, a Chilean MS, and his role in educating sommeliers at an event recently put on by Wines of Chile – the Wine Bar War. 20 New York sommeliers were tasked with building 8 pop-up wine bars to showcase a select line-up of Chilean wines. Don Maximiano was among the wines selected by sommelier Anna-Lisa Campos from Momofuku Ssäm Bar, whose wine bar ending up winning the competition. Note the great shot of Don Max in the lead photo of the article!

21 August 2014 News, Videos

James has just posted a fantastic new video with Francisco Baettig, where he discusses growing Pinot Noir in Chile and how he’s starting to see some outstanding results with the grape. Click on the image below to watch it!

8 August 2014 News

See below for a prominent New York area store that held a taste off of 85 Pinot Noirs below $25. They then offered their top six finishers, and coming in at number 2 is the Errazuriz Max Reserva Pinot Noir 2011 – “The surprise and bargain of our top 6, this is proof positive that they are starting to figure out where to plant Pinot Noir in Chile”. Good company, with Errazuriz the only import that made the cut.

Though it seems like there may be some slight confusion between the 2011 (which was grown in Casablanca) and the 2012 (which is now being sources from Aconcagua Costa), the message is pretty clear – the

Max Reserva is great juice!

4 August 2014 News

Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Fall 2014 special issue includes a section on guided tastings, focusing on the themes of yeast, malolactic fermention, carbonic maceration, oak and stems. Errazuriz, which ferments with both indigenous yeasts (for its Wild Ferment Chardonnay) and cultured yeasts (for its Estate Chardonnay), is featured in the panel about yeasts. Click here to read the tasting panel’s comments.

25 June 2014 News

James Suckling recently spent some time in Chile and just released an article on Chile and the “fine wine revolution”. He states outright: “the best wines of Chile are from the top families of the country, whether it’s Eduardo Chadwick of Sena, Vinedo Chadwick and Errazuriz…”. He then goes on to give huge reviews to Errazuriz, as below.

• Vinedo Chadwick 2011: 97 Points
• Vinedo Chadwick 2010: 95 Points
• Don Maximiano 2011: 95 Points
• Don Maximiano 2010: 94 Points
• Kai 2011: 92 Points
• Chardonnay Wild Ferment Aconcagua Costa 2013: 95 Points

Click here to read his full article! (subscription-only).

19 February 2014 Feature, News

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.”

11 February 2014 News

Don Maximiano has once again been named the Best Wine of Chile in the Annual Wines of Chile Awards (AWoCA), the country’s leading wine competition. See below for a quote from winemaker Francisco Baettig accepting the award. For more details on the competition, click here to download a copy of Errazuriz’s latest newsletter, “Good to Know.”

“Receiving this important award for the second consecutive year confirms the consistency of this Chilean classic. That consistency is essential for building a sense of national image and is also motive for pride and my appreciation for the dedication and efforts of the team I work with.”

Viña Errázuriz Enological Director
Best Winemaker of Chile, 2011

12 December 2013 News

The Digital Journal released an article featuring the 11th Annual Wines of Chile Awards, the premier wine tasting event that showcases the best of Chilean wines. “Over 657 Chilean wines were tasted during the week-long competition — more than any other year in its running — by a panel of highly esteemed judges, resulting in the record-high award of 93 gold medals. Silver medals were awarded to 322 wines, comprising nearly half of the wines in show and representing the exceptional caliber of Chile’s ever-growing wine industry.” Errazuriz 2011 Don Maximiano won the highest honor of “Best in Show”, its second consecutive medal, and “Best Premium Red”. Click here to read the full article.

7 November 2013 News

The Drink Business published a great article on how Francisco Baettig of Errazuriz has developed his approach to growing and vinifying Pinot Noir.  Specific reference is made to the Pinot that Errazuriz grows in their Aconcagua Costa vineyard, which is the source of the Max Reserva Pinot Noir 2012 we are selling both DI and domestically.  Also mentioned is the Chardonnay grown in their Costa vineyard region, which is the source of the Max Reserva Chardonnay 2012. To read the full article click here.