In 1995 Viña Sutil was established in the Colchagua Valley. This dream expanded in its early decades to the country’s top denominations of origin, from Limarí in the north to the coastal Leyda Valley, from the renowned Maipo Valley in central Chile to the southern valleys of Maule, Curicó, and Cauquenes, with an unwavering commitment to creating wines that are genuine ambassadors of Chilean wine to consumers and critics around the world.
Juan Sutil dreamed of being able to offer the world wines that would be true ambassadors of Chile and its people, and it was his nephew Diego García de la Huerta who made it come true.
Diego was Viña Sutil’s first winemaker and he believed strongly in the enological philosophy of terroir that holds that wines are the true expression of the variety, the land they come from, and the hands that craft them.
He traveled throughout the country to find the perfect combination of climate and land to plant vineyards. In Limarí, he was attracted by the calcareous soils and the “mineral” touch that they impart to the wines, especially whites. In Cauquenes, it was the poor soils and clusters with small berries that give very concentrated wines with intense color that caught his attention.
Colchagua’s lure was the climate, the broad oscillation between daytime and nighttime temperatures, and especially the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere, the best wines from the area.