Winemaking

The truth is in the origin

Our wines express a sense of place and are our tribute to the terroir that gave them origin

Winemaking

History

Juan Sutil dreamed of being able to offer the world wines that would be true ambassadors of Chile and its people, and it was his nephew Diego García de la Huerta who made it come true.

Diego was Viña Sutil’s first winemaker, and he believed strongly in the enological philosophy of terroir that holds that wines are the true expression of the variety, the land they come from, and the hands that craft them.

He traveled throughout the country to find the perfect combination of climate and land to plant vineyards. In Limarí, he was attracted by the calcareous soils and the “mineral” touch that they impart to the wines, especially whites. In Cauquenes, it was the poor soils and clusters with small berries that give very concentrated wines with intense color that caught his attention.

Colchagua’s lure was the climate, the broad oscillation between daytime and nighttime temperatures, and especially the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere, the best wines from the area.

In addition to winemaking, Diego García de la Huerta was also passionate about flying, and in 2010, he took his final flight, straight to heaven.

We are proud of Diego’s legacy as an enologist and the mark he left on his team. He was interested in their personal lives and their families. He rewarded their achievements, highlighted their talents, and made them feel confident in their abilities despite his high demands. And he also made them participants in a common cause: to produce great wines of origin.

Winemaking

Philosophy

Our enological work is founded upon our firm belief that, “the truth is in the origin.” Special vinification practices and ongoing experimentation are aimed at naturally obtaining the  best varietal expression, as only our land can provide.

We want our wines to portray their origin, be approachable, and help create enjoyable occasions.