Since its inception in 1997, Viña Vistamar’s focus has been on observing and studying nature. A key element in their wines is the search for cool locations, influenced by the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, with conditions that allow the vines to ripen slowly and without haste.
Over the past 26 years, Viña Vistamar has successfully produced vertically structured wines that stand out for their elegance and, above all, their great freshness. These wines originate from Chile’s most relevant and recognized wine valleys.
New Image, New Names, New Winemaker
From its beginnings, Viña Vistamar has aimed to express a fresh, unique, and distinctive style, carefully selecting its vineyards to find origins with the right climate and soil for the slow ripening of the grapes. In the coastal area, their vineyards are influenced by the Humboldt Current, which cools the valleys and creates morning mists. In the mountain area, the vineyards are refreshed by the Andean winds that blow from the mountains, resulting in significant temperature differences between day and night, leading to greater balance and verticality in the wines.
With this vision, Viña Vistamar is now renewing itself. First and foremost, under new leadership, winemaker Daniela Salinas is taking the helm, imparting her experience, passion, and style to the wines. Vistamar is also refreshing its image, emphasizing the importance of its cool origins, such as the sea and the mountains, in its graphics, with simple and minimalist lines that reaffirm the brand’s elegance and freshness. Furthermore, the winery is changing the names of several of its lines, giving importance and identity to their places of origin.
The new portfolio of Viña Vistamar is structured as follows: Its ‘Brisa’ line maintains its name but refreshes its image, giving more prominence to the strategic location of its vineyards in the Central Valley, benefiting from coastal breezes, Andean winds, or the pure countryside air.
The ‘Reserva’ line is now named ‘Bordevalle Reserva.’ These wines are made from grapes from high-quality terroirs, such as the Pacific coast, the foothills of the Andes, or the hills of Maule. Their new image reflects these origins in the Casablanca, Cachapoal Andes, and Maule valleys.
The ‘Single Estate’ wines are now called ‘Eje Costa Gran Reserva’ for Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir from the Casablanca Valley, and ‘Eje Andes Gran Reserva’ for Carmenere, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Maipo Valley. They receive this name because the vineyards are located in Chile’s most important areas, where they benefit from the influence of the mountains and the sea, contributing to thermal regulation. This is a line of superior, expressive wines that are very true to their origin.
For the wines in the ‘Corte de Campo’ line, their new name is ‘Eje Red Blend Gran Reserva’ for the Cabernet Sauvignon/Petite Syrah/Petit Verdot blend and ‘Eje White Blend Gran Reserva’ for the Chardonnay/Viognier blend. These wines represent the winery’s creativity. They are small productions of innovative and modern blends, made to be enjoyed over time, appreciating their quality and the perfect balance between freshness and complexity.
Finally, the ‘Vistamar Gran Reserva’ wines are now named ‘Block,’ emphasizing and giving importance to the exact block from which their grapes originate. These wines are made from the best block in each vineyard, located in valleys known for their exceptional quality.