Vistamar meticulously selects its origins, to be able to give time and balance to its vines. In the Casablanca, Maipo and Maule valleys, it has found that calm that allows it to have a portfolio of fresh, juicy and unique wines in its style.
Vistamar is a winery that contemplates the cycles and rhythm of nature, and its philosophy responds mainly to the belief that we are all part of it and that the key to a balanced life is time. This is how, since its inception, in 1997, Vistamar has been especially concerned with selecting its origins, those that must have the particularity of being able to give that time to the vines.
After a meticulous study, the exceptional quality of the grapes that ripen slowly in their terroirs located on the Pacific coast, such as Casablanca, at the foot of the Andes Mountain -in the Maipo Valley- and in southern Chile, in the Maule Valley. These terroirs, where the grapes take time to mature, are what have given Viña Vistamar a portfolio of balanced reds and whites, with structure and verticality, but at the same time great freshness and presence of live fruit, returning to its portfolio, something unique in its style.
Internationally recognized for being one of the most outstanding terroirs in our country, the Casablanca Valley is nestled between the Coastal Range and the Pacific Ocean, about 80 km from Santiago, in central Chile. Its status as a “cold climate valley” has given it excellent recognition, which translates into ideal conditions for growing red varieties such as Pinot Noir and Syrah and white varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
With soils of granitic origin, poor in organic matter and good drainage, and a coastal climate with cool sea breezes and early morning mists, this valley has only met with success and recognition. Today, it is renewing itself, both in its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir viticultural material with new clones and rootstocks, as well as developing promising reds with a medium maturation cycle, such as Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
Our Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir wines from the Single Estate and Gran Reserva lines are from this area.
The Maipo Valley, for its part, is one of the most recognized wine regions in Chile and has earned its good reputation for the excellent production of red vine wines. In fact, it is one of the Denominations of Origin of our country that has received the most awards and recognitions.
This area, located at the foot of the Andes Mountain and on the north bank of the Maipo River, has mineral-rich, sandy-clayey soils with good permeability. Its climate is stable, Mediterranean with dry and hot summers and cold and humid winters.
Our Gran Reserva red wines come from this valley, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and the Blend Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah.
The Cachapoal Valley, represented mainly by our La Moralina field, an area located on gentle hills with great wine-growing possibilities, has unique potential for traditional red varieties. This is due to its Andean soils, of alluvial origin, as well as the breezes that come down every afternoon from the mountains, creating a cool microclimate, especially in summer, allowing the grapes to ripen at their own pace, without rushing.
Finally, the Maule Valley is the largest wine region in Chile and is also the one with the most diversity in geographical and climatic terms. The climate of this area is mainly Mediterranean, with great influence of cold wind from the Andes mountain range, which increases the daily thermal oscillation and reduces the period of maximum temperatures, helping the ripening
of the fruit in good conditions. Its soils are mostly of granitic origin in the so-called Interior Dryland and Coastal Dryland, formed by the decomposition of granite rocks over millions of years.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère wines from the Vistamar Reserva line are from this area. Wines that stand out for the quality of their fruit, freshness and complexity.