LAURA HARTWIG PREMIUM WINES
COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE
Laura Hartwig Premium Wines
It all started in 1966, when Laura Bisquertt inherited the “Santa Laura” farm from her father, Osvaldo. He bought it in 1928 and as was accustomed in the region at the time, he cultivated annual crops and had cattle.
Between 1966 and 1971, her husband, Alejandro Hartwig C., Civil Engineer, purchased neighbouring lots and ran the estate, producing traditional crops and running a dairy farm.
In 1971, he decided to look for work abroad, and that’s how he came to manage the office of the German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, in Montreal, Canada. He lived in Canada with his family for 10 years and after taking courses and multiple trips to the U.S. and Europe, Alejandro became a great wine-connoisseur. He sensed the growing demand for classic French varieties in North America along with increased consumption of New World wines and realized that the excellent climatic conditions of the Colchagua Valley were ideal to develop what he and Laura set out to be his "Retirement Project."
They started planting the estate in 1978 with Bordeaux varietals and sold the high quality fruit to large wineries. In 1994 the winery was built and in 1995 the first Laura Hartwig wine was launched.
Today, it’s Laura and Alejandro’s children who are in charge of this beautiful estate and aim to produce wines with the same principles that their parents instilled in them.
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