Chile is a land of soaring Andes mountains, a mild Mediterranean climate, and fine wines. From the premium wine producing regions of Chile come the best grapes, and it is here that Viña Errázuriz has been producing the highest quality Chilean wines for more than 130 years.
Don Maximiano Errázuriz founded Viña Errázuriz in 1870 in the Valle de Aconcagua, 100 kms north of the capital city, Santiago. Recognizing that this valley, with its cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard.
Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano’s descendant, Eduardo Chadwick. Eduardo is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business.
Eduardo has overseen the modernisation of the winemaking technology at this historic estate while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines. Dedicated to producing estate grown wines of superior quality, Errázuriz has built a reputation as the “Best of Chile”.
Errázuriz’s philosophy is best expressed by Don Maximiano who said, “From the best land, the best wine.” As an estate winery, Viña Errázuriz strives to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the winemaking process, from grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curicó valleys, to winemaking with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on the delicate handling of the wines, with the aim of producing wines with elegance and complexity. It is his dynamism and passion for wine that has made Errázuriz such an internationally respected producer of quality wines.
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Francisco was born in Santiago in 1969 and has been Chief Winemaker at Viña Errázuriz since 2003. In 2011 he also assumed the responsibilities of the Corporate Enological Management for the Viñas Errázuriz Group, which includes the Errázuriz, Arboleda, Seña, and Caliterra wineries. Francisco holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Chile and a Master’s degree in enology from the University of Bordeaux (Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieurs Spécialisées), which he pursued with a scholarship from the French government.
Over the course of his career, Francisco has participated in a number of crushes in France. He was a flying winemaker at the Michel Laroche winery in Languedoc-Roussillon; at Le Bon Pasteur in Pomerol, one of Michel Rolland’s renowned wineries; and at Chateau de Sancerre, which is famous for its white wines, in Sancerre. His US experience includes the Hallcrest Winery, one of the first in California to be certified organic. In Argentina he worked as the Technical Director at the Jacques et Francois Lurton winery in the Uco Valley. He has also participated in numerous technical visits in France, New Zealand, Italy, Portugal, Australia, and Argentina.