History
  • 1880

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    Domingo Fernández Concha founds Santa Rita winery in the Alto Jahuel area.

  • 1970

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    Santa Rita develops under the ownership of the García Huidobro family.

  • 1980

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    Acquisition of part of Santa Rita’s assets by Grupo Claro lead by Mr. Ricardo Claro Valdés and the Owens Illinois company. Santa Rita becomes a limited liability company.

  • 1982

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    Launch of Santa Rita’s 120 line.

  • 1985

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    Boost in export model. Important penetration by Santa Rita winery into world markets.

  • 1987

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    Santa Rita winery acquires the Carmen brand, of great prestige in the national market.

  • 1988

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    Grupo Claro takes total control of  Santa Rita.

  • 1990

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    Period of great expansion for the winery. In 1991, it becomes a publicly traded company.

  • 1992

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    Acquisition of the rest of the estate in Alto Jahuel with a total area of 2,860 hectares.

  • 1997

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    Start of the internationalization process. Incorporation of Viña Doña Paula PLC in the Republic of Argentina.

  • 2000

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    Triple C 1997 wins double Gold Medal at International Wine Challenge (“James Rogers Trophy”).

  • 2001

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    Acquisition of the Terra Andina brand from multinational French brand Pernod Ricard.

  • 2003

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    Creation of Santa Rita Europe Limited with office in London.

  • 2004

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    First harvest of Pehuén, an iconic Santa Rita Carménère wine.

  • 2005

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    Creation of Distribuidora Santa Rita Ltd to distribute products throughout Chile. Acquisition of two agricultural properties in Limarí and Pumanque with a total area of more then 1,650 hectares.

  • 2006

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    Cecilia Torres chosen “Best Winemaker of the Year” by the Guide to the Wines of Chile. Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 chosen “Top Hundred Wines of the Year” by Wine Spectator magazine.

  • 2007

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    Santa Rita reaches a planted area of over 3,500 hectares. Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 chosen “Top Hundred Wines of the Year” by Wine Spectator magazine.

  • 2008

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    Creation of Santa Rita USA Corp with office in Miami. Floresta Sauvignon Blanc chosen “Best Sauvignon Blanc of the New World” by Decanter magazine.

  • 2009

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    Casa Real, an iconic Santa Rita wine, celebrates 20 years since first production. Creation of Nativa Eco Wines PLC with the goal of developing exclusively organic wines.

  • 2010

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    Creation of Santa Rita Asia Pacific with an office in Shanghai.