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Santa Carolina : Taste the Chilean Heritage

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Santa Carolina is one of Chile’s oldest wineries. Established in 1875 by Luis Pereira, Viña Santa Carolina is a renowned producer of a wide range of superior quality wines.

As Carolina Wine Brands’ flagship brand, Viña Santa Carolina has strong international presence around the world, in more than 80 countries. Its main markets are Canada, Brazil, Japan, Chile, Mexico, China, and the U.S. With strong, steady growth over the past few years, annual sales now exceed 25 million bottles.

There are various critical milestones in Santa Carolina´s history. One of their proudest achievements is the gold medal awarded to Reserva de Familia Cabernet Sauvignon at Exposition Universelle, held in Paris in 1889, which turned it into the first Chilean wine ever to earn such a recognition. Since then, accolades have kept coming from the most prestigious wine writers and publications from all over the world, including Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, Decanter, James Suckling, and Robert Parker, among others. In 2015, Wine Enthusiast singled the winery as New World Winery of the Year. In 2018, Wine Intelligence ranked Santa Carolina among the 15 most powerful wine brands in the world. Also in 2018, Wine Enthusiast chose Reserva de Familia Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 among the world’s top three wines in “The Enthusiast 100” Ranking.

And this 2019, Santa Carolina’s Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 has won Gold Award and Reserva Chardonnay 2018 won Silver Award in Singapore Newspaper Wines, Spirits and Beers Competition the leading B to B Newspaper in Singapore. 

Santa Carolina wines are an accurate reflection of their love for the land, respect for traditions, and constant search for new production methods that allow them to remain a contemporary player and at the same time adapt to an ever-changing ecosystem. Innovation is then endemic, which is also why they are constantly evolving and seeking improvements. They have put enormous efforts and significant resources into R&D projects like Luis Pereira, their icon wine sourced from ancient vines that embodies the seamless fusion of past and present due to its vinification method; Bloque Herencia, a project aimed to recover pre-phylloxera vine material to analyze its behavior in different environments; and Chacra Centenario, a garden with several century-old traceable wine grapevines.

Santa Carolina offers a wide portfolio of wines in all price ranges, which is highly appreciated by their customers. Carolina is one of our top selling wines. This Reserva wine is a tribute to Carolina Íñiguez –the wife of the winery’s founder Luis Pereira–, that seeks to reach a public who are keen on enjoying every moment and always find an opportunity to turn an ordinary day into a special occasion. Carolina is a wine to enjoy every day, perfect to share amazing moments with your loved ones or to have a great time simply on your own. With its particular aromas and flavors, each variety of Carolina is the perfect embodiment of their winemaking philosophy, which seeks to portray the indissoluble links between their winegrowing valleys, the climate and the fruit.  

Herencia is one of Santa Carolina´s most prestigious and recognized icon wine. It´s is sourced from two of Chile’s best Carmenère terroirs Peumo and Los Lingues. Herencia delivers an enological concept and style that seek to offer a renewed and classy Carmenère of distinctive elegance and personality. Tradition, innovation and passion are the main features of this icon wine that embodies more than 140 years of history.

Santa Carolina has been in the Singapore market for more than 10 years. Their wines can be found in Huber’s Butchery (22 Dempsey Rd), The Standish (211 Holland Avenue) and AP House Specialty (12 Marina View), between others.

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