ABOUT US > History Key Milestones

Viña Morandé was founded in 1996 with the aim of producing innovative wines of great quality, with a clear focus on the development of its brands. We have always prided ourselves on providing an excellent service and commitment to our customers, consumers and the environment.

To achieve this we have developed production processes and quality guarantees that includes the following: selection of terroirs, grape varieties and clones, vineyard architecture, advanced irrigation systems, organic management and systems for monitoring the growth, ripening and development of the fruit.

We currently have worldwide distribution and have a presence in more than 45 countries over the five continents. At the same time, we are leaders in Chile in the development of direct distribution channels, allowing us to maintain excellent communication with our customers and to face our challenges and opportunities with increased insight.

Mission
"To be one of Chile's ten leading wineries and become a benchmark for the industry"

2011 Building started on a new eno-tourism project in Casablanca, which includes a garage winery, tasting rooms and green areas.
   
2010 A system of optical grape selection was introduced into the winery to replace manual selection.

Grand launching of the second vintage of Golden Harvest, 2007.

The first measurement of our carbon footprint was carried out with the aim of neutralising such emissions.

For the 4th time, Wine & Spirits awarded us the "Winery of the Year" prize.

Ricardo Baettig took over as Winemaking Manager of Viña Morandé.
   
2009 Edición Limitada Carmenère 2006 received the Gold Medal and Trophy in the 6th Wines of Chile Awards, being placed as the best Carmenère in Chile.

First vertical tasting of House of Morandé, aimed at the press, with vintages 1997 to 2005 being tasted.

Large wooden casks began to be used for the vinification of white wines.

Patricio Tapia rated our Golden Harvest 2000 as "one of the wines that you have to drink before you die", publishing his opinion in Wiken magazine and later in Epicuro.
2008 Pionero is the first Chilean Wine Brand to be recognised with a Gold Medal and Trophy by the Wine & Spirit Design Awards.

A new wine cellar is implemented in Pelequén for fermentation and ageing of Premium wines
   
2007 New Morandé packaging is launched worldwide.

For the second time Wine & Spirits magazine awards Viña Morandé as "Winery of the Year".

Pablo Morandé is recognised as "Best Winemaker of the Year" by the Guía de Vinos de Chilefor his vision, exceptional contribution to winemaking and consistency in the quality of his wines
   
2006 The Morandé brand is re-developed with new packaging and brand positioning.
   
2005 In October, the second stage of planting in Belén takes place resulting in a total of 130 hectares under vine.

The new Strategic Plan of the company is approved, in order to re-orientate it towards producing premium wines and developing its brands
   
2004 Pionero Merlot is chosen as “Wine of the Decade” by the Guía de Vinos de Chile.

Plantings begin in the Belén estate, innovating with the concept of "high density" equivalent to 10,101 plants/hectares.

Plantings begin in the Romeral estate in the Maipo Valley, achieving 48 hectares with high density of red grape varieties.
   
2003 House of Morandé restaurant opens its doors in the Casablanca Valley.

The Belén estate is purchased with a view to further developing a base in the Casablanca Valley.
   
2002 Wine & Spirits magazine awards Viña Morandé with “Winery of the Year”
   
2001 Edición Limitada Carignan is produced, incorporating the variety to the Chilean 464 Wine Decree due to the high quality achieved

Edición Limitada Golden Harvest is launched. This is a unique wine in Chile, produced entirely with noble rot caused by botrytis in the Casablanca Valley during harvest. The wine is awarded with a Gold Medal in the San Francisco International Wine Competition
   
2000 Empresas Juan Yarur, one of the most important business groups in Chile, takes over as the controller of Viña Morandé.
   
1999 In August, House of Morandé vintage 1997 is released and quickly awarded with maximum score of 5 stars by Decanter magazine (UK).

Vinification of the first Edición Limitada wines begin.

Viña Morandé is recognized as ‘Vineyard of the Year’ by Wine Enthusiast magazine in the United States.
   
1998 The first shipment of Pionero to the United States takes place.

The Reserva range is launched .

Vinification of Pinot Noir begins and the wine is added to the Reserva range.

The first Gran Reserva is bottled.
   
1996 In July the first shipment of Pionero Merlot is despatched to Safeway in the UK.

Land is purchased in Casablanca where the “House of Morandé” restaurant now stands.

Pablo Morandé is chosen as ‘Best Winemaker’ by the Chilean Association of Gastronomic Journalists.
   
1997 Viña Morandé is founded in August and in November work starts at the Pelequén wine cellar.

Pablo Morandé is chosen as the ‘Best Winemaker of the Year’ by the Chilean Association of Agricultural Enological Engineers.
   

Viña Morandé - Premium Wines / Rosario Norte 615, 21st floor / Santiago, Chile / Phone: (56 2) 571 5600
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