The first vine stocks were brought to Chile by the Spanish priest Francisco de Carabantes in 1548. A few years later, Francisco de Aguirre planted the first vineyards and produced the first harvest in 1551. It was not until the mid-nineteenth century that Chile saw a significant transformation of its winemaking industry when a number of wealthy families introduced top-quality vine stocks, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay.
From generation to generation, the art of winemaking in Chile has evolved and improved to where it has now earned a world-class reputation.
Five hundred years of history and tradition guarantee that its winery will keep its promise of quality in every single bottle.
In the 1940's, Chilean wines grew in popularity then faded somewhat with governmental restriction on production and the nationalization of many wineries. In the 1980's, Chilean wines again hit the worldwide market, becoming an inexpensive way to enjoy wine. The quality of the wines caught the eye of many French and American winemakers such as Spain's Miguel Torres, France's Baron de Rothschild and Chateau Lafite and the U.S.'s Robert Mondavi among others. Today, with foreign capital and joint ventures, Chile's wines are reaching an ever wider and more demanding audience.
Kunza is in Vi?edos Sol de Chile in the heart of the Maule Valley, 250 miles south of Santiago, the capital of Chile. The town of Villa Alegre is known for its historical colonial houses and churches, for the orange trees that adorn the main street of the town and tree-lined avenues.
Kunza is equipped with state-of-the-art technology allowing them to produce wines that surpass the expectations of the most demanding consumers. Each stage in their production process is submitted to strict quality-control supervision as to not overlook any detail in the winemaking process.
The modern facilities have a storage capacity of 1,000,000 cases and plans are already in place for additional stainless-steel tanks.
Once again, Kunza stuns us with their perfectly pitched Sauvignon Blanc. The white nectarine and peach components beautifully match the citrus and spice with it all coming together in a grand and glorious finale. Simply incredible with clams casino.