History

Owners: Sitting: Bruna Bottini Galli and Miguel Viu Manent. Standing: Antonia, Ximena, Lorena and José Miguel Viu Bottini.

History

Viu Manent is a Chilean winery owned by the Viu family. It was founded in 1935 when the Catalonian immigrant Miguel Viu-García and his two sons Agustín and Miguel Viu-Manent founded Bodegas Viu in Santiago de Chile. They bottled and sold wine on the local market under the “Vinos Viu” brand.

In 1966 Miguel Viu Manent fulfilled his long-time dream of making his own wines when he acquired the Hacienda San Carlos de Cunaco in Colchagua. This traditional estate included 150 hectares of vineyards planted to noble, pre-phylloxera vines, as well as a winery and manor house.

It was no coincidence that he chose this particular property; it had long supplied the much of the wine he sold as Vinos Viu.