Viña Altair is a premium winery located in the Cachapoal Valley of Chile, south of Santiago. It was founded in 1993 by two families with a passion for wine, the Matte family and the Torres family. The winery is named after the Altair star, which is the brightest star in the Aquila constellation and represents a beacon of light and inspiration.
Viña Altair produces a range of high-quality wines, including red blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah, and Chardonnay. The winery is known for its meticulous vineyard management practices and commitment to sustainable viticulture. The grapes are carefully selected and handpicked to ensure only the highest-quality fruit is used in the winemaking process.
One of the most famous wines from Viña Altair is the Sideral, which is a red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, and Syrah. It is a full-bodied wine with intense flavors of dark fruit, spice, and tobacco, and it is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Another notable wine is the Altair, which is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blend with notes of blackberry, cassis, and mocha, and is aged for 20 months in French oak barrels.
Viña Altair has received numerous awards and accolades for its wines, including being named as one of the "Top 100 Wineries in the World" by Wine & Spirits magazine. The winery is committed to producing high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Cachapoal Valley, and it is a must-visit destination for wine lovers visiting Chile.