Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and Don Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle partnered to create Almaviva, in 1997. Located at the highest point in the Maipo Valley, known for its ideal conditions for producing the best Cabernet Sauvignon. It is here where 65 hectares of vines are grown to produce Almaviva.
The Maipo Valley is perhaps Chile's most famous sub-region situated in the Central Valley. It is also the closest region to Santiago, and vineyards are planted far east of the city towards the Andes and also west towards the ocean. With this in mind, reds from the central and eastern 'Alto Maipo' tend to be bold and full bodied, checked by the cool mountain breezes that help to retain freshness and acidity. Vineyards in the west of the Maipo have seen great success with other varietals including Pinot Noir, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Perhaps Maipo's biggest strength is the sheer diversity of grapes on offer.