What is an organic wine?
In simple terms, it is elaborated from grapes produced without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or any other synthetic chemical product. It is a wine elaborated with native yeasts, under an environment-friendly process and properly certified as organic. Lomas de Cauquenes Vineyard is pioneer in the production of organic wines as it was the first vineyard in Chile that produced the FIRST ORGANIC WINE during the 1997–1998 vintage
Thanks to the approach of the oenologist Claudio Barria, a long road was started and its purpose was the search of opportunities for the small producers of grapes, mainly Pais stock, plants of which do not produce more tan 4,000 kg/ha.
These plants are head-pruned (very low plants at ground level without a wire structure) and without any irrigation than the rains that fall during Winter season. This performance is very low but help to obtain wines with excellent anti-oxidant levels (poliphenoles that avoid the generation of cancerous tumors), a high concentration of fruit and a good color.
Today we are proud of being the vineyard with more experience and tradition in organic wines in Chile. We are certified by IMO-Suiza, one of the most demanding organization in the world. The soul of our wines is found in our vineyards, a terroir free of pollution that threats the lands located near the cities. The land is connected with their people who are the spirit of these wines produced from the work of the families, which is not another business but the tradition and pride of their grandparent and children. Even though they are small farmers, they can make a living out of their lands since they get a fair trade for their wines.