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LOT: Our passion for the valley and desire to capture its potential gives birth to LOT; unique wines of great character and sense of identity. Made from a selection of polygons, with a maximum production of 5,000 bottles per vintage.
Single Vineyard: From a selection of the best polygons and blocks, Single Vineyard wines are elegant, mineral, complex, tense, and creamy on the palate.
Reserva: Born out of a quest to explore fruit identity, these wines are fruity, juicy, and fresh, expressing each varietal's honesty and purity.
Specialities: We’ve always prided ourselves on bringing innovative winemaking to our valley, and continue to bring freshness and novelty to the portfolio through our speciality wines. LOT: Our passion for the valley and desire to capture its potential gives birth to LOT; unique wines of great character and sense of identity. Made from a selection of polygons, with a maximum production of 5,000 bottles per vintage.
Single Vineyard: From a selection of the best polygons and blocks, Single Vineyard wines are elegant, mineral, complex, tense, and creamy on the palate.
Reserva: Born out of a quest to explore fruit identity, these wines are fruity, juicy, and fresh, expressing each varietal's honesty and purity.
Specialities: We’ve always prided ourselves on bringing innovative winemaking to our valley, and continue to bring freshness and novelty to the portfolio through our speciality wines. LOT: Our passion for the valley and desire to capture its potential gives birth to LOT; unique wines of great character and sense of identity. Made from a selection of polygons, with a maximum production of 5,000 bottles per vintage.
Single Vineyard: From a selection of the best polygons and blocks, Single Vineyard wines are elegant, mineral, complex, tense, and creamy on the palate.
Reserva: Born out of a quest to explore fruit identity, these wines are fruity, juicy, and fresh, expressing each varietal's honesty and purity.
Specialities: We’ve always prided ourselves on bringing innovative winemaking to our valley, and continue to bring freshness and novelty to the portfolio through our speciality wines.

Our Place

That sense of peace when you find your home in the world. This is our place.

Origin

Origin

Located on the west side of the Chilean Costal Range and only 4 km form the Pacific Ocean, we found the perfect place to make our award-winning wines.

When we first visited the Leyda Valley, we instantly felt like we were arriving home. We saw grand potential in the coastal climate, though the valley lacked the water needed to sustain our vines.

Alongside investors and the state, we built an 8 km aqueduct to bring water from the Maipo River to the valley. Later, in 1998 we registered the brand and launched our first wines under the D.O. Aconcagua Valley. However, the style of our wines was unique and different. In 2001, we were able to prove this distinctness, leading to the creation of the D.O. Leyda Valley.

We have never stopped working to capture the truest expression of the Chilean Coast, and have become the most awarded winery in the category, specializing in premium quality through a boutique approach.

Vineyards

Vineyards

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"El Granito" is located just 4 km from the Pacific Ocean. Its 75 hectares are planted to a number of white and red varietals that thrive in cool coastal climates; including Pinot Noir (39 ha), Sauvignon Blanc (17 ha), Chardonnay (10 ha), Sauvignon Gris (5 ha), and Riesling (4 ha).

"El Granito" is located just 4 km from the Pacific Ocean. Its 75 hectares are planted to a number of white and red varietals that thrive in cool coastal climates; including Pinot Noir (39 ha), Sauvignon Blanc (17 ha), Chardonnay (10 ha), Sauvignon Gris (5 ha), and Riesling (4 ha).

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"El Maitén" is an 88 hectare vineyard located just 12 km from the Pacific Ocean, planted to Pinot Noir (49 ha), Sauvignon Blanc (20 ha), Syrah (10 ha), and Chardonnay (9 ha).

"El Maitén" is an 88 hectare vineyard located just 12 km from the Pacific Ocean, planted to Pinot Noir (49 ha), Sauvignon Blanc (20 ha), Syrah (10 ha), and Chardonnay (9 ha).

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Cool Coastal Climate

Cool Coastal Climate

The cool coastal climate influences our vineyards with pronounced marine characteristics and low temperatures of 13ºC on average. This allows the grapes to ripen slowly, enhacing their flavors, aromas, and natural acidity, while adding a saline character to the wines.

Soils

Soils

At over 120 million years old, the Chilean Coastal Range is home to the country’s oldest soils. Granitic in composition, they result in vibrant wines with high minerality.


Granite

Granite

An igneous crystalline rock formed far below the Earth's surface under extreme conditions of heat and pressure. As the rock cooled and crystallized, different compounds such as quartz and mica were created and driven upwards to the surface. Over time some of these rocks eroded, forming the sandy granitic soils where most of our vines are planted today.

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Clay

Clay

Clay soils tend to stay cooler as well as retain water. There are several types of clay soils, including a lime rich composition called Calcareous Clay which is said to remain even cooler. These soils are famous for producing some of the boldest red and white wines in the world.

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Silt

Silt

Silt retains water and heat. In cooler climate regions with sunny weather, the ideal silt soil sites tend to be mixed with a portion of limestone. Silt soils are very fine grained, making it challenging for the vines' roots to grow.

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Calcium Carbonate

Calcium Carbonate

A soil which is typically cool in temperature and provides both good water retention and drainage. Calcareous clay soils have high limestone content that neutralizes the soil's natural acidity. However the cool temperatures of the soil normally delay ripening in the grape which tends to produce more acidic wines.

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Team

Team

Our place is nothing without our team. They work to understand every detail of the land in order to bring you award-winning wines that capture the quintessential expression of the Chilean Coast.

Viviana Navarrete


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Tomás Rivera


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Winemaker Recognitions:

Viviana Navarrete

2007 – Named Chief Winemaker at Viña Leyda with the aim to produce the best cool climate wines in Chile.
2013 – Named among “Chile’s Top Ten Winemakers”, by Peter Richards.
2013 – Chosen as one of 15 women in their 30s to have had the biggest impact in transforming their respective industries, by El Mercurio’s Ya magazine.
2015 – “Young Innovative Winemaker” Award, by Wiken y del Campo Magazine.
2017 – Named as one of Chile’s best Pinot Noir makers, by Kim Marcus (Wine Spectator)
2018 – Chosen as one of the top trailblazing women leading the wine industry, by Wine Enthusiast.
2020 – Acknowledged as “Winemaker of the Year”, by Tim Atkin
2020 – Selected among the world’s 13 best female winemakers, and the only female winemaker from South America, by Wine Enthusiast