The philosophy behind Viña von Siebenthal is similar to that of the Bordeaux chateaux; vineyards, cellar and house blend together harmoniously to facilitate the creation of an exceptional wine.
Viña von Siebenthal's four main vineyards are in the historical wine-growing area of Panquehue, in the Aconcagua Valley. This is a very small sub-apellation of the Aconcagua Valley in Chile and one of the most exclusive and prestigious areas in Chile for the production of red and white Bordeaux varietes. This is a semi desert area half way between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. This ideal climate ensures excellent phyto-sanitary conditions.
Soil, sun and geometry
Through careful study of soil and sunlight exposure, we have determined the areas best suited to the various grapes. For the Merlot and the Cabernet Franc it is the cool clay-limestone soil of the plains, while the warm sandy, stony soil of the hills is ideally suited for the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Syrah, the Carmenère and the Petit Verdot.
Cultivation and harvest
The vines are cultivated using organic farming principles and careful respect for the environment. The yield is drastically reduced to intensify the aroma of the grapes. The harvest is done during the early hours of the morning to avoid microfermentation. The vinification process starts immediately after the harvest.
Viña von Siebenthal's cellar (in Spanish "bodega") is an elegant mix of state-of-the-art technology and respect for the architectural traditions of the Chilean "casona", the traditional colonial style country mansion.