Siam Winery, Thailand’s leading wine producer and importer of premium brands, together with Viña Maipo, recently organizing a stunning Chilean style wine pairing dinner, taking at the fabulous Decanter restaurant, at the St. Regis Hotel Bangkok. Viña Maipo was born in 1948 in Maipo Town, situated 38 kms south of Santiago and located in Maipo Valley, Chile’s most important and renowned winegrowing region. In 1968 Viña Maipo was acquired by Concha y Toro S.A., the biggest Wine Holding in Chile. Nowadays Viña Maipo is positioned among Chile’s main exporting wineries. Viña Maipo has presence in more than 60 countries; England, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Japan, Mexico and Brazil, being the main markets.
ORIGIN OF MAIPO TOWN
Maipo Town was founded in 1583, with the purpose of defending the area from native’s attacks. As in every Chilean colonial town, social life was centered around the Church. Since those early days, the main activity of this town was totally related to the harvesting of their lands. Each of Viña Maipo bottles intends to transmit the essence of our winery coming from the passion the people from Maipo town have for their lands and traditions. This is the main reason why you can find the church illustration and the legend of Maipo town in every Viña Maipo label : “It has been said for centuries in Maipo Town, that its vineyards have been miraculously protected thanks to a tradition. Every year, people gather around Maipo Church to pray or the safeguard of their lands. Surprisingly the vineyards appear to have been protected ever since.”
VIÑA MAIPO – CHILEAN SYRAH EXPERT
After strong growth in recent years, Viña Maipo is now focusing on the production of superior quality wines grown in the best Chilean terroirs. Viña Maipo seeks the best quality in each price point. Nowadays, we are working on a new winemaking strategy focused on Syrah as a flagship wine and plants in the Quinta de Maipo estate in Maipo Valley, the oldest and most prestigious of the Chilean wine growing regions.