Colchagua Valley, CHILE
Viu Manent

Viu Manent

History
Viu Manent is a Chilean winery owned by the Viu family. It was formed in 1935 when Miguel Viu Garcia (immigrant Catalan) and two Agustín and Miguel Viu Manent sons founded Bodegas Viu in Santiago de Chile, dedicated to trade and packaging of wine for the local market under the brand "Vinos Viu".

In 1966, Miguel Viu Manent dreamed of making their own wines, which materialized by acquiring the Hacienda San Carlos de Cunaco in the Colchagua This old traditional vineyard had 150 hectares of ancient and noble French vineyards pre - philoxéricos plus his cellar and main house.

There was a close relationship with this property because until that time the wines were produced there were sold largely Wines Viu.
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Los Vinos de Viu Manent

Colchagua Valley

The Colchagua Valley 120 kilometers south of Santiago is located. Agricultural and wine vocation valley begins in the seventeenth century, when the King of Spain these fertile lands destined to farms for their most distinguished officers, resulting in the construction of wonderful mansions that remain until today.

This valley was the first, in 1996 to develop the idea of the Wine Route to promote wine tourism. It is a narrow valley that stretches from the foot of the Andes to the Pacific Ocean. The vineyards are on the hillsides accompanied by warm microclimates but bathed with water from Tinguiririca and Colchagua rivers, providing excellent strains with outstanding red Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Carmenère and Malbec.

Currently this valley has 20,000 hectares cultivated.

Vineyards in Colchagua Valley