Heritage and enterprise are hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile’s premier wine estates. Founded in 1880 in Chile’s Maipo Valley, this historic property was among the first to pioneer plantings of European grape varieties in Chile. In 1980, it was acquired by its present owner, Gruppo Claro, whose continuous investment has resulted in a period of impressive growth during which Santa Rita has consolidated its position in the vanguard of Chile’s most successful and innovative estates.
Santa Rita's award-winning wines include the highly successful launch of the 120® Reserva Especial Series, Secret Reserve wines, and the Icon range of ultra-premium wines, notably the highly acclaimed Casa Real and Triple C. Wide-ranging enhancements include the purchase of choice new vineyards, plantings with top quality clones, improved trellising and irrigation, balanced viticulture, restricted yields, later harvesting, individual block farming, small-lot vinification, and an increased emphasis on sustainable agriculture.
The Santa Rita property accounts for outstanding vineyards in Chile’s most important appellations -- the Maipo Valley; Apalta; Casablanca; Rapel; Leyda; and Curico -- enabling access to diverse climates and terrain. Visitors to Santa Rita look forward to accommodation at the estate’s luxury hotel, the Casa Real, with its breathtaking 100-acre gardens, magnificent museum housing a breathtaking collection of pre-Columbian artifacts, and the property’s landmark restaurant, the Doña Paula.
A Chilean “one stop shop” fulfilling multiple price points from entry level to Icon Wines