The very first La Playa wine, named for Chile’s magnificent Pacific coastline and the vibrant rivers that nourish the Viña La Playa vineyards, was introduced in 1987 by the Axelsen family of California. The Axelsens also own CabCorp Wine Merchants in Marin, California, established in 1980 and the exclusive importer and distributor of La Playa wines in the United States and Canada.
Viña La Playa S.A. of Chile is a partnership between the Axelsens and two prominent Chilean winemaking legends: the Sutil and Errázuriz families. The winery encompasses 600 acres of prime property in the Colchagua Valley, plus 200 acres in Limarí Valley and additional vineyards in such highly desirable areas such as Curicó Valley, Bío-Bío and Maule Valley.
La Playa Vineyards has no available wines.
Oscar Salas is La Playa’s lead winemaker, crafting wines that express the terroir of Chile and its unique Andes influence. Oscar studied winemaking and viticulture at Chile’s Pontificia Universidad Católica, which has trained some of the country’s leading winemakers, and has worked at prominent wineries across South America and California.