The process involves selected grapes harvested from ourvineyards, where the conditions of high temperature and morning mist accomplish the proliferation of the noble rot that concentrates the sugar in the berries. Direct pressing is done without soak fermentation. Fermentation in stainsless steel at temperaturas between 14 and 16°C with selected yeast.
Our history began in 1990, when three good friends decided to plant the first vineyards in their family plots. Then, in 2001, they began a process of renovating and enlarging an old wine cellar, bringing in high-technology equipment to produce noble wines that represent the quality of the vineyards. In January 2003, Casas Patronales began selling wine both in Chile and overseas.
The old “Casonas Patronales” or estate houses, which embody the purest Chilean traditions, inspired us to name our winery “Casas Patronales”. The best agricultural products were brought to these houses, which are located throughout the Maule Valley, specifically in the area of San Clemente. Anything not consumed by the estates was sold locally. Thus began a long-standing tradition, which today means that only the best grapes come to Casas Patronales.