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Our History

Viña Ventolera was founded in 2008 by Vicente Izquierdo Menéndez, a renowned Chilean entrepreneur.  Its cellar and vineyards are located in San Juan, in the Leyda Valley of Chile, and it mainly produces Terroir wines.

Stefano Gandolini became a partner in the winery and its senior winemaker in 2011.  He is committed to producing world-class wines, as proven by his great reputation and international awards.  His Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are acknowledged to be the best in Chile because of their extraordinary quality.   

San Juan is located just 7 miles (12 km) from the Pacific Ocean, in the heart of the Leyda Valley, considered to be the newest and coldest winemaking region in Chile. Ventolera’s vineyards are cooled by the Humboldt Current, which flows from the Antarctic up the coast of Chile.


Located at Latitude 33° South, Ventolera is located on rolling hills at an elevation of 600 feet above sea level (200 meters).

The estate measures 1,482 acres (600 ha.), but only 394 acres (161 ha.) are in production on which 6 varieties of grapes are grown.

The main goal of Ventolera is to represent the essence of its soil, cold climate and culture by producing high-range wines that are a true expression of the terroir. The winemaking starts in the vineyard, with the commitment to grow the best grapes in an environmentally friendly way.

All of its wines are world-class and capture the elegance and minerality of the granitic soil and the cool climate.

Ventolera has a high-tech cellar with a vinification capacity of 39,700 gls (150,000 lts) in stainless steel vats and use a windmill that generates its own green energy.

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