Viña VIK is owned and run by Alex and Carrie VIK, who set out to make world-class wines from the Calchapoal Valley. After two years of scientific research, they settled on Millahue Valley. Amid the foothills of the Andes, this area is named “Lugar de Oro”, or “Golden Place” by the native Mapuche people. Designer by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic, the striking winery is set against the sweeping landscape Viña VIK calls home.
The 327 hectares are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. VIK’s terroir comprises 12 individual valleys, each with its own distinctive microclimate. What unites these unique plots is the cooling effects of the Pacific coastal breezes, paired with winds that descend from the Andes.
They are perhaps best known for their eponymous flagship wine – VIK. This Bordeaux-style blend benefits from French oak-barrel ageing. Chief Winemaker Cristian Vallejo ensures a low-intervention approach, with grapes being harvested by hand and natural fermentation.