A vineyard with body and soul

100% SOLAR

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Who we are

In the year 2003 Viña Santa Cruz was born, a vineyard with "Body and Soul" under the innovative vision of our Cardoen Group President, Carlos Cardoen C., visionary Chilean businessman who loves our land, its traditions and the Terroir of Lolol.

We mix that great winemaking potential of Lolol with the cultural content of the people that preceded us. His body is reflected in the Chamán Reserva, Chamán Gran Reserva, Make Make, Tupu and Santa Cruz wines.

Its soul is known in the visit through a cable car that transports to the Mapuche, Aymara and Rapa Nui villages, cultures that inspire the elaboration and labels of our wine lines.

 

Identidad Viña Santa Cruz

 

Our Mission

Achieve consistency and continuous improvement in our wine and tourism products, through the leadership and development of our collaborators to obtain profitability and sustainability for our shareholders.

 

Our Vision

Produce grapes and wines of the highest quality in an efficient way, knowing each day more our terroir and extracting the best expression in a sustainable way to deliver them to our customers and visitors.

Each Viña Santa Cruz wine is created with Pride, Experience, Transparency, and Respect for Nature, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Passion for challenges and Creativity. And each of these values you can discover and feel drop by drop, glass by glass.

Viña Santa Cruz creates every bottle of wine with Pride, Experience, Transparency, Respect for Nature, Corporate Social Responsibility, Passion for Challenges and Creativity. And we invite you to discover each one of these values drop to drop, cup to cup.

 

Photovoltaic Life

Sustainability

We have created this concept of sustainable lifestyle based on solar energy and the Sustainability code of Chilean wines, being aware that natural resources are scarce. In Santa Cruz vineyard we obtain up to 70% of our water needs from the rains, waters that are collected in 3 reservoirs distributed in our field, we recycle 100% of the gray water in our certified Riles plants, the bottles of our consumption are recycled by our bottle supplier and the cartons and plastics are removed by a certified recycling company twice a year.

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Sustainability

We are certified as a Sustainable Vineyard since 2011 where each year we seek continuous improvement, this involves three areas that each year we strengthen and see how to be better, more efficient and more respectable with our processes, human resources, products and the communities in which our company is immersed.

We are aware, responsible and proactive with the idea of leaving this land in better conditions than we found it, generating quality, entertaining and responsible products.

Our Wines

The Body of our vineyard

 

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Our wines

The Soul of Santa Cruz Winery are the cultures that were here before us, with all the respect and admiration we take from each one of them their icon and we put it in our wine lines, with the idea of ​​uniting our Body of Lolol with the Soul of our ancestors, that together with the hands of our team achieve the best possible quality and in a friendly way with the environment giving a result that will surprise you and invite you to delve into these millenary cultures in the Terroir of Lolol.

 

Chaman Wines

Aymara Culture

Our line of wines Chamán and Gran Chamán are inspired by the wise man, in the sorcerer and mystic being that connects with the gods to know what the future of the tribe will be like and the result of their harvests as well as to thank the good results obtained it. In him, this strong man and at the same time deeply sensitive of spirit is from whom we take his name and we represent him in this icon that represents all his wisdom and respect for the past and the present, for the sowing and harvesting of the hands of our Lololino team.

The Chamán Line is composed by our Chamán Sauvignon Blanc, Chamán Rose blend, Chamán Cabernet Sauvignon / Carménère and Chamán Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah, these last two are aged in French oak barrels for 6 months.

The Gran Chamán Line is composed by 5 mono varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Merlot, Malbec and Syrah which are aged in French oak barrels for 12 months, wines with great body and notorious character in each of their strains.

 

Make Make Line of Wines

Rapa Nui Culture

Our Make Make wine line is inspired by the creator God of the mysterious Easter Island, the father the bird man (Tangata Manu), the mythical MAKE MAKE.

The Terroir of Lolol and its raw material, the hands of our team and the Mana of our spirits give life to this wine that with admiration and respect we elaborate to pay tribute to the magical Rapa Nui culture, these Mediterranean strains give life to a light, fresh and fruity line aged in French oak barrels for 14 months.

 

Tupu Wine Limited Edition

Mapuche Culture

The Tupu is the sacred ancestral jewel used by the Machi, she is the spiritual leader of the Mapuches and performs various rituals where her chamanto unites with her silver Tupu, of her and with her wisdom we take this jewel.

Our Tupu wine is composed of two strains that are grown under special care as they are part of our oldest vines, those are the Carménère and Petit Verdot, and this mixture that rests for 18 months in French oak will surprise you for its tannic power and flavors such as blackberries, hazelnuts and chocolate.

 

Vinos Santa Cruz Special Reserve

The year 2013 was approaching, the year we were celebrating the first 10 years and it had to be celebrated. For that we resorted to the search of the most complex and elegant of our field, that's how we found the gamble of having a wine with an atypical protagonist like Petit Verdot. We wanted to give complete prominence to our vineyard and that is why we only took its name, Santa Cruz!

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Terroir

 

Santa Cruz Wineyard

Located in the town of Lolol in the Colchagua Costa designation, our 150 hectares of vineyards are planted at 40 km in straight line from the Pacific Ocean and receives its direct influence.

For this reason, our vineyard counts on a terroir of different climates and soils that are perfect for growing varieties of grapes to produce our lines of wines.

 

Sectors and Climate

Viña Santa Cruz is divided into three major sectors well marked by climatic conditions.

El Peral: This sector of our vineyard receives the direct influence of the cold and moisture-laden coastal winds. Surrounding geomorphology force the winds to pass over a hill of native forests that absorb moisture.

El Huaico: Once the wind passes through our native forests, humid winds become dry, warm winds that result in the heating of the ground. We have named as El Huaico.

Las Terrazas: This third area of the farm is characterized by a variety of microclimates that directly depend from sun exposure and height.

 

Our soils

From the point of view of soils, the vineyard is immersed in a granitoid base, on which stand two influences:

Alluvial: From the Estero Lolol which is a field boundary characterized by deep clay soils.

Colluvial: Near to the surrounding mountain range. It is the result of landslides caused by earthquakes, and characterized by porous soil with very good drainage.

Also, we have the floors of Las Terrazas. They are very particular because they are very shallow soils and at a short distance from the matrix bedrock.

 


On these terroirs we grow the strains Carménère,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Garnacha, Tempranillo y and Mourvedre.

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Santa Cruz Vineyard and the Magic of Wine

Differences in soil and climate are the secret that gives us wines with very different characteristics that vary from fruity to spicy, with full body or more refined.

These bases and combinations, after passing through French oak barrels, result in balanced and elegant wines that express the main features of the unique area of Valle de Lolol.