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Concha y toro

This largest winery in Chile was founded by the nobleman Don Melchor Concha y Toro (1833-1892) in 1883. The eldest of three brothers had graduated as a lawyer in 1857 and started a political career in 1864. It began with the Cabernet-Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Merlot varieties imported from Bordeaux. In 1923, the family business was the first Chilean winery to be listed on the Santiago stock exchange (and in 1994 on the New York stock exchange). Wines were exported to Europe for the first time in 1933. The head office is located at Pirque near the capital Santiago de Chile. The extensive property includes several wineries with 3,200 hectares of vineyards scattered throughout Chile in all major wine-growing regions. The vineyards are located in Casablanca, as well as in the Valle Central in Maipo, Maule and Rapel

The top product is the Bordeaux-style Don Melchor red wine named after the founder. Furthermore there is a variety of branded wines like Amelia (Chardonnay), Casillera del Diablo (Cellar of the Devil - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc), Cono Sur (from the Tocornal Winery), Frontera (Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenère), Late Harvest (Sauvignon Blanc), Marques de Casa Concha (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay), Sun Rise (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay), Terrunyo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc), Trio (Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) and Xplorador (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Malbec) The sister estate Santa Emiliana (1,400 hectares) produces the brands Andes Peak, Palmeras Estate and Walnut Crest. A joint venture with Château Mouton-Rothschild is the red wine Almaviva in Bordeaux style.

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