ownerMaria Luz Marín Spring
regionSan Antonio Valley
- Vineyard Area: 46 ha
- Soil Type: Limestone, clay, sand, loamy clay
- Varieties Cultivated: Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Syrah
- Annual Production: 120,000 bottles
- Country: Chile
- Winemaker: María Luz Marín & Felipe Marín
- Topography: Steep hills
Casa Marín’s story is the dream of María Luz Marín. After proving herself an exemplary winemaker in male-dominated, established wineries of Chile, she looked to her next frontier. She drea med of making wine in Lo Abarca, a small town in the San Antonio Valley of Chile with a brutal climate for grape growing. Against her colleagues’ and local “experts” advice, María became the first winemaker in Lo Abarca, never doubting the potential of the land and her abilities. Despite the difficulties of early frosts and persistently cool temperatures, or rather because of them, María Luz Marín succeeded in showing the great heights that passion and dedication can reach.
The climate of this beautiful land sets strict natural parameters on viticultural growth, and the result is ultra-low natural yields. From the vineyard to the cellar, all work is done by hand; a final rigorous selection process results in minuscule amounts of concentrated wines with deep complexity, extreme elegance and great balance. There is no counterpart in Chile to María Luz Marín and all that she has achieved in the Lo Abarca Valley. Today, her wines hold worldwide acclaim.