BISQUERTT, A BIG FAMILY
Bisquertt is a family-owned winery founded by Osvaldo Bisquertt and his wife Soledad Urrutia, who planted their first vineyards in 1965 at the Rinconada de Peralillo estate in the Colchagua Valley. In 1977 they bought a dilapidated old winery in Lihueimo and founded Viña Bisquertt Ltda. In 1980 they sold their first products in Chile, and in 1985 they began exporting to the USA, thus establishing the family winery and reaching an excellent position in the wine market in the 1980s.
In the 1990s they and their children embarked upon an ambitious plan to expand their vineyards and modernize their facilities, and in 2000 they planted their first vineyards in the Marchigüe zone of the Colchagua Valley. Their efforts were recognized in 2002 when the 2000 La Joya Merlot was named the World’s Best Merlot during the International Wine Challenge in London.
In 2007 Osvaldo Bisquertt and Soledad Urrutia turned over the management of the winery to their children, led by Sebastian Bisquertt, who reorganized operations to concentrate on production and marketing of premium wines.
Osvaldo Bisquertt died in 2010, and Viña Bisquertt launched their icon wine, Tralca, in his honor.
In 2014 Wine Spectator magazine included the 2012 La Joya Syrah on its Top 100 Wines of the World list.
Today Viña Bisquertt is present in 30 countries and expects to double its international presence and firmly establish the Viña Bisquertt brand as a global entity by 2020.