CÓDIGO DE FAMILIA
To commemorate Viña Aresti’s 65th anniversary, Ana María and Begoña sought to produce a wine to continue to further the family’s legacy. They thus crafted Código de Familia, a modern wine, full of nuances, that honors its origins and finds its inspiration in the deep love for the land, the vineyard, and the wine they both learnt from their father.
Since the early days of the winery, Don Vicente crafted this wine exclusively for his family, from the best that can be grown in the Curicó Valley.
Trisquel is the expression of climate, soil, and water. Three elements that combine and balance one another to bring wine into existence. Three interlocking spirals. Three textures.
Innovative and unique wines originating from mountain-to-sea diversity that combines distinct soil types, mineral contents in water courses, and the new climate of the Curicó Valley.
In 1951 Mr. Vicente Aresti A. established Aresti winery at Bellavista Estate, in Curico Valley. At that same time, this yellow truck was used on each harvest. Since then, the truck has been an icon of our winery.
Sourced from our own vineyards and bottled under the Curicó Valley designation of origen.
Viña Aresti, a company of the ACW Group, one of Chile’s most prestigious family winegrowing businesses, Currently produces and markets several brands around the world.
The foundations of Viña ARESTI are the passion for excellence of its founder, Vicente Aresti Astica.
After he passed, at 92, his daughters Begoña and Ana María Aresti López took over their father’s endeavor and furthered the commitment they had learnt from him.
In 1951, Vicente Aresti Astica acquired the Bellavista Estate in Curicó, a renowned winegrowing valley, and started building a family tradition of excellence in winemaking with passion at the core of their philosophy.
The experience gained in making superior wines helped strengthen the presence of Aresti wines in Chile and around the world.
In 1999 major renovations were undertaken, state-of-the-art technology was introduced in the winery, modern processing techniques were incorporated, and an underground wine cellar was built for premium wines.
In 2012, the founder’s daughters Begoña and Ana María Aresti López took over, keeping their father’s legacy and the family passion alive.
2018 marks the completion of extensive investment plan under which vineyards were reconverted, new plantations were developed, new winemaking techniques were introduced and a world-class bottling line was implemented.
Viña Aresti is managed by a team of leading professionals with strong commitment and extensive knowledge of the industry.
Jon Usabiaga – Operations Manager and Chief Winemaker
Agricultural Engineer-Enologist from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an active member of the National Association of Agricultural Engineers-Enologists
Since he joined Viña Aresti in 2005, Jon has successfully aligned the style of Aresti wines and consumer tastes, for which he has been rewarded with a number of medals, awards, and the recognition of the wine industry.
Jon’s commitment to constantly improve the quality of the wines he crafts has allowed Aresti to grow into a leading producer of superior wines.
Marcelo Lorca – Agricultural Manager
Agricultural Engineer and Viticulturist from Universidad Iberoamericana de Ciencias y Tecnología with vast experience in R&D of winegrowing projects.
For 8 years, he led sustainability-oriented traditional and organic vineyard management projects for the VSPT Group.
Marcelo also led projects for the development of super icon wines and wines targeting specific markets.
Since he joined Viña Aresti in late 2013, not only did Marcelo bring in his technical and administration expertise and his passion for grape growing and the production of wines with an identity of their own, but he also successfully linked the winemaking and production departments and contributed.
Owned by ACW Group, one of Chile’s most prestigious family winegrowing businesses, Viña Aresti is situated in Molina, Curicó valley, less than 200 km south of Santiago. New vineyards near the Claro river –Micaela, Peñaflor, and La Reserva have been added to Bellavista, the original estate.
The vineyards are situated in Curicó, Chile’s largest and most famous wine valley. With privileged climate, alluvial soil, a long dry season and a daytime/nighttime temperature differential of some 20ºC, this region offers the ideal conditions for the production of superior wines.
Bellavista: Its slightly deep soil with little rock content provides excellent conditions for varieties like Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer.
Micaela: Deep clay-loam soil with a rocky profile below one meter of depth, ideal for red varieties.
Peñaflor: Deep clay-loam, slightly acidic soil with gentle slopes mostly used to grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Carmenère, and Pinot Noir and Merlot to a lesser extent.
La Reserva: Variable soil (from clay-loam to sandy), with medium-low fertility, rolling hills and different sun exposure, perfect for the production of a wide range of grape varieties.
Grapes of the highest quality are essential for the production of superior wines. To attain the level of quality we seek, we have focused our processes on:
Sectorization of the vineyards using precision viticulture.
Intensive canopy management to enhance bunch microclimate.
Lower yields to boost fruit intensity.
FDR technology to monitor soil moisture and determine irrigation strategies.
Differentiated harvest by block: Use of infrared image sensors to determine optimum harvest time for each lot.
5,000 m2 winery with storage capacity for 9 million liters, including a 1500-barrel cellar with controlled temperature and a modern line capable bottling 3,000 bottles/hour.
Every year, Aresti processes close to 6 million kilos of grapes and around 8 million liters of wine that are later packed in various formats.
The winery owns stainless steel vats with capacity ranging from 1,000 to 60,000 liters in controlled temperature environments, which ensures the proper treatment to the different varieties, qualities, and origins.
We seek to improve the wine value chain to ensure it is environmentally friendly, socially equitable, and economically viable.
Aresti was certified under Wines of Chile’s strict Sustainability Code standard after all its processes met the indicators for the various areas measured by the code: agriculture, winery-cellars, and CSR-Community. In addition, Aresti has signed the Clean Production Agreement, a regulation for the production of environmentally friendly wines through safe, environmentally sound, and sustainable production processes.
We are extremely proud of the international certifications our company has earned, as they attest to the quality of our products.
Wines of Chile’s Sustainability Code: Aresti’s processes met the indicators for the various areas measured by the code: agriculture, winery-cellars, and CSR-Community.
Clean Production Agreement: A regulation set forth jointly with Corporación Chilena del Vino for the production of environmentally friendly wines.
BSCI Code: Aresti Chile Wine S.A. decided to obtain and implement the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) Code of Conduct for its primary processing facilities and cellars.
BRC: British Retail Consortium
IFS: International Feature Standards
Viña Aresti’s commitment to sustainable production incorporates the latest developments in grape growing, efficient use of inputs and resources, recycling techniques and healthy food.
Re-use of bottles and packing cases.
Efficient use of oil and gas through a strict maintenance program for machinery and equipment.
Management and treatment of liquid and solid waste.
Reduced consumption of water during vinification.
An erosion control plan and organic management of soils that involves the use of grape residue as a natural fertilizer.
A transport service for employees that results in efficient use of fuel and lower pollution.
Using lighter bottles, which require substantially less energy to manufacture and less fuel to transport.
A healthy, balanced diet by providing all the personnel with daily lunch.
In addition, we adhere to a Code of Ethics that all employees are familiar with (Download Aresti’s Code of Ethics).