Connoisseurs have described Viña La Torina in Pichidegua, O'Higgins Region, as a limited production vineyard in a terroir of extraordinary quality. Ones again we have won a Gold Medal for our Carménère 2015, Especial Reserve. La Torina Winery, Pichidegua, Cachapoal Valley.
The vineyard covers 30 hectares and has decided not to expand in size to concentrate its efforts on producing a fine wine.
La Torina is three-time winner of the prestigious Catad’Or Santiago de Chile Wine Awards Grand Gold Medal (2005, 2008, 2014), the highest distinction in this competition.
The distinguished British Master of Wines Alistair Cooper awarded our current Carménère 2015 with 92 points among a selection of 575 vineyards.
Alistair was born and raised in the UK. He holds a University degree in Modern Languages (Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.) Alistair is currently consulting and working freelance, judging, as well as writing for wine magazines and hosting private and corporate tastings and events.
Gonzalo Sánchez Rivas bought the vineyard in 1992, and integrated it with La Torina’s Fundo Santa Carmen. The vineyard went into full production under the guidance of Ricardo Vial Cox.
In 2000, we decided to explore the possibly of dedicating the production of a unique and singular wine, knowing that we possessed premium grapes, given their origin and age.
So we built a winery with all necessary facilities, state-of-the-art equipment for the entire winemaking process, which is aged for two years before bottling. We have two cold rooms, a barrel room and vats of different sizes for the process. The winery was built by specialists in the design of such facilities and adapted to the company's objectives.
Thus the first production under the name of Viña La Torina came out in 2001, in honor of the family that originally owned these lands, descendants of Count of the Conquest, Don Mateo de Toro y Zambrano.
They are part of a meticulous productive process with continual monitoring throughout all of the stages, from the vineyard to bottling.
Currently the distinguished enologist Mrs. Gabriela Negrete, who is in charge of producing our fine wines.
In 2019, our Carménère Especial Reserve 2015 received a score of 92 out of a maximum of 95 from the prestigious British wine critic Alistair Cooper, Master of Wine.
Viña La Torina's Cabernet Sauvignon has won the Catad’Or Hyatt Wine Award Grand Gold Medal three times - in 2005, 2008 and 2014 thus confirming the superior quality of our wines.
Our vision of producing fine wines has become a reality for a select group of connoisseurs who have appreciated the elegance of our wines and privileged terroir.