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Santa Rita

The Santa Rita winery was founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez in the same area of Alto Jahuel where its main facilities stand today. From the end of the nineteenth century to mid-1970s, the winery developed under the ownership of the García Huidobro family.
Then in 1980, the Claro group and the Owens Illinois company – the main producer of glass containers in the world – acquired the Santa Rita winery property. Together with this, great technological advances and winemaking techniques were introduced to wine production: in the commercial area, the 120 line was launched in 1982, and in 1985-1986, Santa Rita winery wines began significant penetration into world markets.
In 1988, the Claro group took total control of the winery. The year before, Santa Rita had acquired the Carmen brand, of great prestige in the local market.
At the end of the 80s and the beginning of the 90s there began a period of great expansion for the winery, sustained by the strong boost in its exports and the excellent reputation of its wines.
In turn, in the agricultural area Santa Rita completed the acquisition and planting of more than 1,000 hectares in the most important Chilean wine producing valleys: Maipo, Rapel, Lontué, Casablanca and Apalta.
In 1992, project Viña Carmen began, oriented towards the production of fine wines for the international market. And in 1997, Santa Rita winery made its first entry abroad when it formed Viña Doña Paula PLC in the Republic of Argentina.
In 2001, it acquired the Terra Andina brand. In 2003, Santa Rita Europe Limited was created with an office in London. In 2005, distributor Santa Rita Ltd was formed. In 2008, Santa Rita USA Corp was founded with an office in Miami. And in 2009, Nativa Eco Wines PLC was formed to develop organic wines.
Santa Rita and its subsidiaries currently market their products in over 75 countries, always focusing on the premium and superfine segment. All the above forms the basis which has allowed Santa Rita winery to place itself in a privileged position as producer and leading exporter of quality premium and superior quality wines

Santa Rita Labels

  • Santa Rita 120 Chardonnay
    In our 120 Chardonnay we combine grapes from different vineyards from the central zone in order to attain a fruity, elegant wine, in the coastal zone with a stronger Pacific Ocean influence, we attain freshness and citric combinations, the pre-Andean area
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  • Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc
    120 Sauvignon Blanc is a fresh, fruity wine dominated by tropical and citric fruit such as grapefruit, lime and lemon peel complemented by white peach notes and distinctive variety herbs increasing complexity and lifting fruity sensations, a very interest
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  • Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon
    120 Cabernet Sauvignon is an intensive red violet wine, on the nose red and black fruit are dominant with a touch of spice, distinctive of this variety intermingled with aromas of vanilla, clove and tobacco from wood. On the palate it is well-rounded, wit
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  • Santa Rita 120 Merlot
    Our 120 Merlot is a red-violet colored wine, with intense fruity aromas reminiscent of red fruit and flower, vanilla and tobacco. It is a full-bodied, elegant wine, well-balanced in acidity and mature tannins developing a fresh, fruity finish.
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  • Santa Rita Reserva Chardonnay
    A fragrant aroma of luscious, tropical fruit and juicy grapefruit are beautifully rounded out by soft vanilla and hazelnut undertones. Wonderful fruit flavors are enhanced by a pleasant acidity and sweetness. An outstanding Chardonnay, elegant and beautif
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  • Santa Rita Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
    Our estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Alto Jahuel, located in Chile’s famous Maipo Valley, one of the finest wine producing regions in the world. The result is an expressive ruby red colour wine. Its aromas recall ripe, black fruit gracefully com
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  • Santa Rita Reserva Carmenere
    Intense ruby-red in color, with a bouquet that is dominated by fresh ripe black fruits with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Medium-bodied with tremendously silky tannins that lend a pleasing sensation of sweetness as it glides over the palate to a beautif
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  • Santa Rita Casa Real
    Intense ruby-red in color with complex aromas, dark fruit such as black currants and blueberries lend freshness and elegance, warm notes of oak, vanilla, and tobacco lend sweetness and persistence. Well-structured with delicate balance and elegant tannins
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