Viña La Ronciere was founded in 1949, but only much later in 2017 did they started their venture at Idahue Estate. This project pioneered grape growing in cooler Licanten, a coastal sub-region of Curico Valley, in view of the changing climate. Focusing only on red varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Carignan and Petit Verdot) their aim was to produce fresher, terroir-driven wines. Due to its unique ‘microclimate’ – a combination of refreshing ocean breezes and ancient metamorphic soils – this sub-region has been recognised as a new geographical denomination (D.O.) in Chile. So far, La Ronciere owns the only vineyards established there.