CHILE | BODEGAS ARESTI
ABOUT BODEGAS ARESTI
Viña Aresti was founded in 1951 by Vincente Aresti when he purchased a winery in the historic winemaking region of Curicó Valley, just south of Colchagua Valley. In 2012, his daughters Begoña and Ana María Aresti took over after their father’s passing at 92 years of age. They have continued their dad’s push to produce quality wines, obtaining international quality certifications (ISO 9001, ISO14001, BRC, HACCP) and Wines of Chile’s environmental sustainability certification.
ARESTI's wines are produced exclusively using grapes from their more than 350 hectares planted in Curicó Valley. ARESTI's signature Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is actually a single-vineyard wine made with grapes sourced from their "Bellavista" vineyard surrounding their winery in La Molina.
Visitors to ARESTI's property can tour the vineyards on horseback to discover a unique landscape populated by wild animals, including deer and ducks, all of which have been brought back by the ARESTI family as part of their commitment to sustainable farming practices.
ABOUT CURICÓ VALLEY
Curicó Valley is located in central Chile, about 125 miles south of Santiago. The eastern part – closer to the Andes– is cooler than the western as it benefits from breezes coming down from the slopes of the Andes. The meltwater rivers Lontue and Teno that flow through Curicó Valley before converging to form the Mataquito River have a significant effect on viticulture here. The region's soils are derived from limestone and volcanic rock from the Andes and have been deposited in the valley over time by the rivers (alluvial) as well as by gravity (colluvial).
Curicó Valley has evolved dramatically over the last decade to become one of Chile's top winemaking regions, capable of producing wines of the highest quality. In fact, ARESTI's own 2012 Family Collection Cabernet blend was chosen in 2017 as the #1 wine in Chile and a rating of 97 points by Decanter Magazine in the UK.