This Colchagua-based winery is world renowned as a producer of high-end wines with one of the best wine-tourism programs in the country. Viña Viu Manent celebrated its 80 year-journey with national and international friends and customers during a week of activities in Colchagua and Matanzas, ending with a tremendous gala event in Santiago on Thursday, October 8.
The experience in Colchagua for the international guests included a 15-wine Historic Tasting in the winery’s barrel room featuring old vintages and a vertical tasting of three vintages of Viu 1. The guests enjoyed a lunch on the grounds of the Viu Family house, as well as visiting the vineyards and seeing soil pits to learn about the terroir. They also discovered the beautiful customs and traditions of the Chilean countryside, such as the unforgettable process of taming the wild horses that come down from the surrounding hills in the spring.
The grand finale of this celebratory week was the gala event that the Viu family offered their nearly 200 guests who helped celebrate the winery’s 80th anniversary. Viu Manent executives, 45 importers from 15 countries, winewriters, and friends of the winery gathered at the Casa Almarza in Santiago’s Historic Center for a lavish dinner and unforgettable party that lasted well into the night.
A night that will go down in history as one of the Chilean wine industry’s most emblematic celebrations.
Salud con Vinos Viu!!