For over a century, Viña Errázuriz’s Historic Winery in Panquehue has remained a symbol of the forward thinking vision, initiative and entrepreneurial spirit shown by its founder, Don Maximiano Errázuriz. Its construction, which began in 1870 under the guidance of a French winemaker, took over 14 years and incorporated the latest technology of the time.
The winery was built as a two-storey structure. The excavation and construction of its huge cellar rooms alone took five years. The thick underground walls, built with bricks and mortar (a kind of cement made of egg whites and sand), have stood the test of time and have allowed the wine to be kept there in large casks made of raulí (a native Chilean tree) at a constant temperature of 12 to 14º C.
Still in use, this winery today houses a historic collection of wines. There are about 400 bottles of each of the vineyard’s iconic wines, which allows having a valuable record and an opportunity to experience the vineyard’s evolution through the years.
The big tasting room, beautifully renovated, is located in the basement of Viña Errazuriz’s Historic Winery, built in 1870.
The architectural characteristics of Viña Errázuriz’s Historic Winery, built in 1870, are the brick and mortar construction and the vaulted form of the barrel cellar.
Entrance to the underground rooms of Viña Errazuriz’s Historic Winery.
Viña Errazuriz’s Historic Winery is not only admirably well integrated with the landscape; it is also architecturally unified with the new Icon Winery.
One of the naves of the splendid Historic Winery at Viña Errazuriz, built with brick and mortar, today houses an elegant tasting room.