After years of being recognized as “Winery of the Year” (“Top 100 Wineries of the Year”) by American magazine Wine & Spirits, 2014 marks a special milestone for Viña Concha y Toro as it is the 20th year that the company is included in this outstanding position along other renowned wineries in the world.
Each year, Wine & Spirits selects the most outstanding wineries for the quality of its wines worldwide, including Concha y Toro since 1997 without interruption. With 20 nominations as “Winery of the Year”, the company becomes one of the three wineries that lead the Hall of Fame of this ranking, which has Penfolds (Australia) in the first place with 24 awards, followed by Concha y Toro (Chile) and Chateau St Michelle (USA), both with 20 nominations.
“Being included for twenty years in this prestigious Hall of Fame makes us feel proud of the consistency we have achieved with our different wine lines, and at the same time it challenged us to continue meeting our consumers’ needs in face of new trends, always producing great wines for a global palate. In this task, the role our employees play in each of the stages of the production chain is fundamental, from the work done in the vineyard to that involved in getting our wines to the table of each of our customers. So far we have done well, but we aim to do better every day”, says Isabel Guilisasti, Marketing Director Origin Wines.
The wines of Concha y Toro that received the highest ratings by the magazine in 2014 are: Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, with 94 points, Carmín de Peumo Carmenere 2011, with 95 points, and Terrunyo Carmenere 2011, with 95 points; all featured in the June issue of Wine & Spirits.
During the past twenty years, Viña Concha y Toro has focused on producing wines from the premium and above segment, and has underpinned this effort with talented agricultural and winemaking teams, who have been responsible for producing wines of renowned quality in each of their price segments.