Viña La Ronciere | Curicó Valley
Viña La Ronciere was founded in 1949, but it was only in 2017 that they started their venture at the Idahue Estate. The project pioneered grape growing in the cooler Licantén, a coastal sub-region of Chile's Curicó Valley. Focusing only on red wine grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Carignan and Petit Verdot) their aim was to produce fresher, more terroir-driven wines. Due to its unique ‘microclimate’ - a combination of refreshing ocean breezes and ancient metamorphic soils - the sub-region of Licantén has now been recognised as a new geographical denomination (D.O.) in Chile and to date Viña La Ronciere owns the only vineyards to be established there.
The three Orueta brothers – José Antonio, Andres and Alejandro, who run the winery – developed a detailed study of specific soils and terroir's to decide which grapes to plant in each parcel. Using precision viticulture and technology, they assigned each grape variety to the best possible plots for the development of their full potential. They make use of modern techniques of vine management and winemaking to achieve the highest quality in the final wines. They are also certified by the Wines of Chile Sustainability Code, which means that they are committed to implement long-term initiatives to guarantee a sustainable development.