The Matetic family arrived in Chilean Patagonia back in 1892, originally from Rijeka (nowadays in Croatia). In 1999 the fourth generation of the family, after a detailed study of the terroir conditions, and absolutely confident about the great potential of El Rosario Valley, planted vineyards on the slopes of this protected environment within the San Antonio appellation. Thus, becoming pioneers in cool-climate Syrah in Chile.
Matetic Wine Cellar
Our modern wine cellar, designed by the team of Matetic Vineyards in conjunction with the architect Laurence Odfjell, was built in 2004; Taking into account every detail of the winemaking process and the care of the environment. It harmonizes the organic and bio-dynamic agriculture practiced in the vineyard and the natural landscape of the valley, merging with its surroundings. With a capacity of 600 thousand liters, it has a design of gravitational flow, which allows to achieve a delicate handling of the grape at every stage of the process, from reception and selection to fermentation and subsequent storage in barrels. The winery has 3 underground rooms for the storage of almost 1,800 barrels, counting on the optimal conditions of humidity and temperature, where our wines are raised between 12 and 22 months in French barrels.
Sustainability is a hallmark of all Matetic family projects and we take our commitment to environment and local communities seriously. In order to follow our principles we have chosen organic and bio-dynamic farming as the way to reach this goal. Our certified organic and bio-dynamic farming techniques seek to enhance our ecosystem richness and biodiversity. We improve the quality of our soils through techniques that promote soil porosity and healthy radical and microbial development. The final goal is to build up a long-term natural fertility within an ecosystem that is independent of external inputs for its development. As the grapevine develops in harmony with its environment, it develops resistance to pests and diseases and is able to express our terroirs potential through the quality of the grapes translated into wine in our cellar. We aim to have a long-living vineyard, with vines that reach total harmony with their ecosystem, always knowing that the best results are yet to come.
(Source: Matetic Chile)