Step back in time to the late 19th century, when the seeds of a remarkable winery project were sown. Between 1879 and 1883, a visionary named Francisco Undurraga Vicuña embarked on a journey to create something truly extraordinary. Little did he know that his endeavor would shape the future of winemaking in Chile. Undurraga Vicuña, the founder of Viña Undurraga, acquired a unique resource for his winery—an oak wood sourced from Bosnia. This wood, originally intended to pack the weapons used in the Pacific War by the Chilean Army, would find a new purpose. It was skillfully crafted into casks that became the foundation of the company’s early winemaking endeavors.
As time passed, Viña Undurraga evolved, blending tradition with innovation. In 2007, the iconic Bodega del Parque was constructed, introducing cutting-edge technology designed to produce premium wines. This marked a significant milestone, showcasing the winery’s unwavering commitment to quality and excellence. Continuing to expand its reach, Viña Undurraga embarked on an ambitious acquisition spree in 2006, acquiring new estates in Leyda, Almahue, and Cauquenes. These estates, encompassing over 900 hectares, became an integral part of the winery’s vineyard production, further enhancing its portfolio.
Today, Viña Undurraga stands as a beacon of Chilean winemaking, combining tradition, innovation, and a deep respect for the land. The establishment of a state-of-the-art bottling plant in Talagante, the very place where the winery was founded, reflects their unwavering commitment to the region. This investment has nurtured the development of exceptional brands such as Aliwen, Sibaris, T.H.—the most awarded range of wines in Chile—Founder’s Collection, the iconic Altazor, and a diverse line of sparkling wines. With every bottle bearing their name, Viña Undurraga proudly showcases the essence of their heritage and the values they hold dear. Their wines transcend borders, captivating wine enthusiasts both in Chile and around the globe. Rooted in a rich history and driven by a passion for winemaking, Viña Undurraga continues to be a prominent ambassador for Chilean wine, raising the bar for excellence with each sip.