Four generations of De Martino
The De Martino winery has roots that go back to 1934 and four generations of the family that specialize in making wines that stand out because of the right balance, purity, and the beautiful location. Pietro De Martino came to Chile from Italy in 1934 and chose a unique place to fulfil his dream of making unique wines. The Maipo Valley was the perfect place to make natural wines. After almost 80 years, the winery is run strongly by the 3rd and 4th generation of the family along with winemaker Marcelo Retamal.
Perfect natural conditions
The company works hard to produce wines that showcase the culture and rich vineyards of the region. The alluvial soil of the region along with a Mediterranean climate offers great conditions to grow grapes and make fresh, elegant wines. Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Merlot, and Muscat grapes are mainly grown here. These grapes are used to make their red, white, rose, and dessert wines. All the work in the vineyards is done with sustainable methods.
Traditional techniques at the winery
Apart from sustainability, they use traditional vinification along with modern techniques to make the best wines of the region. They make various ranges of wine, namely De Martino series, Single Vineyard series, Itata series and the Old Vines series. They exported first Carmenere in Chile in 1996. Along with adding different types of guard, in foudres, barrels and clay jars collected from the time of the country’s colonization are used.