WINES OF CHILE NAMES VIU MANENT THE WINERY OF THE YEAR
30 November. In an exciting ceremony during Wines of Chile’s annual Gala Event, Viña Viu Manent received the most important award of the night: “Winery of the Year.” Acting on behalf of the family and the entire Viu Manent team, CEO José Miguel Viu accepted the important award from Mario Pablo Silva, President of Vinos de Chile.
Viu Manent was named the 2017 Winery of the Year for the international awards it has received, its consistency and innovation, strong commitment to sustainability, vast contribution to the development of national wine tourism, sustained growth and focus on the fine wine segment with an average export price well above the industry average, performance in the national market as well as on the international front with distribution in 50 countries, always up-to-date brand image, and its ongoing efforts and investigation toward developing high quality wines.
Clearly very pleased with this important award, José Miguel Viu expressed his gratitude and appreciation that it was granted by the wine sector itself and also thanked the Viu Manent team for their work. “This very important recognition encourages us to continue working hard to strive toward ever-greater heights. Viña Viu Manent maintains the highest standards in the industry in terms of sustainability, and we will continue to focus on the production of high quality wines, which is why we inaugurated our research and development area this year as a fundamental pillar of the future progress of the winery. Our research and efforts to make unique, high quality wines in the best terroirs of the Colchagua Valley using new grape varieties and blends, among others. We also want to maintain our strong specialization in the production of malbec wines in Chile and to continue strengthening the wine tourism area, and we are very happy that as a result of their efforts, we are one of the most visited wineries in the country,” said the CEO of Viu Manent.
Viña Viu Manent is a family project with 82 years of history and commitment to the Colchagua Valley that contributes to the image of the industry and the country through the quality and consistency of its wines, its tourism project, and its commitment to associations such as Wines of Chile, the Colchagua Winery Association, Tourism Chile, and the Image of Chile Foundation, all dedicated in one way or another to the promotion of Chilean wine and to “Brand Chile.”