- December 21th, 2023
Almaviva celebrated its 25th anniversary
The joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Viña Concha y Toro recently commemorated its 25-year history by announcing a new investment for its wineries and tourist space.
Almaviva, the joint venture between Viña Concha y Toro and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, celebrated 25 years with a new vintage of the iconic brand in a ceremony attended by directors Alfonso Larraín and Rafael Guilisasti, and CEO Eduardo Guilisasti.
During the visit to Chile, as part of the commemoration of the 25th anniversary, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, Chairman and CEO of Almaviva, announced a new investment that includes the expansion of its wineries in Puente Alto and the opening of Viña Almaviva to the public as a tourist area, which will begin operations in the first quarter of 2024.
In 1997, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A., and Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle, Chairman of Viña Concha y Toro S.A., signed a partnership agreement with the vision of creating an exceptional premium Franco-Chilean wine, called Almaviva. This 25-year alliance demonstrates years of cooperation between Viña Concha y Toro with the goal of providing high quality products nationally and internationally, with a focus on the tastes and palates of the most demanding customers.
Produced under the technical supervision of both partners, the first vintage was immediately an international success after its market launch in 1998.
Philippe Sereys de Rothschild commented on why the family chose Chile to expand its horizons: “We discovered that there was a privileged climate for wine and we were very clear about what we wanted to make: a very high quality wine. Everything started, to a large extent, around the technical aspect, and then the product was the main thing. It was a long road, when you make a joint venture it is not just a matter of arriving and entering; we needed mutual understanding with the Guilisasti and Larraín families, understanding who is who and how the wine market was organized in Chile. To know the terroir, the winemakers, the people who work the land. We didn’t start until we were convinced that they had the same vision as we did”.
To learn more about Almaviva, you can visit their website here.