Nearly a decade ago, Felipe Tosso and John Duval set out to create a different wine: a complex, elegant blend in the Bordeaux style. Their search led them to Maipo Alto, where Vina Ventisquero’s Head Winemaker and the Australian winemaker narrowed their investigation until they reached Pirque, an area nurtured by the influence of the Andes Mountains and the Maipo River. Here, blessed by a Mediterranean climate with more extreme temperature oscillations than the Central Valley and Coastal areas, they found the perfect place.
This is an enclave with good drainage and low fertility, where the grapes growing on the well-balanced vines, which are over twenty years old, ripen slowly, producing a Cabernet Sauvignon with fresher flavours, great structure, and firm, elegant tannins.
The winemakers agreed that this Cabernet Sauvignon should be a unique blend: classic, but with Chilean identity. The blend includes Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Carmenere. Thus, the mystery of Enclave, the newest member of Vina Ventisquero’s high-end range of wines, is revealed.
|We challenge the status quo, always searching for unique and different ways to accomplish our goal… to create Great Wines.
The professionalism, positive energy and commitment to quality possessed by each member of our team is the cornerstone of our success.
Ventisquero began making wine in 2000. Today, our winery is led by a young, creative team of entrepreneurs who guide us to a single purpose: creating distinctive, high quality wines. We look for innovative ways to communicate with our target audience and to market our products around the world.
Under the guidance of our head winemaker Felipe Tosso, the winery was built in the Coastal Maipo Valley, where grapes for our first wines were produced. Three years later, we ventured into the Casablanca Valley and the prestigious Apalta Valley, the source today for Vina Ventisquero’s premium wines.
With estate-owned vineyards in Chile’s top wine producing areas – Coastal Maipo, Casablanca, Leyda and Colchagua – and extensive research to uncover the secrets of our country’s unique terroir , Vina Ventisquero seeks to produce wines of the highest quality and consistency.