Established in 1992 and with over 2,500 hectares of notable vineyards in the premium Colchagua and Curicó valleys, the carefully tended vines across this vast testate comprise 14 different grape varieties. The Errazuriz Ovalle family are not only carrying on the family tradition, but contributing to the industrial progress of Chile by transforming what was previously an area of low commercial value into a thriving community and source of work for thousands of people. In a country well known for the flavour purity of its wines, Errázuriz Ovalle aims to make wines that sing of their grape variety.
This varietal precision, along with the wines’ outstanding freshness and modest alcohols (a factor of Errázuriz Ovalle’s extensive vineyard holdings in Colchagua’s Pacific-cooled coastal hills), show exactly why we were drawn to Errázuriz Ovalle. The valleys are said to have been blessed with near perfect conditions for winemaking, allowing for a viticultural approach where organic techniques are available at every level and wine that shows incredibly pure varietal characteristics. Consistently high quality wines are able to be produced year after year, making wine from this part of the world extraordinarily good value for money.