Viñedos Puertas, a family-run business, was founded by Jose Puertas Pons in 1950. Jose Puertas Pons originally hailed from the Spanish town of Campo (Huesca province, Aragon), located on the bank of the Esera River in a valley bordered by the lofty Turbon’s (2,492m) and Cotiella’s (2,912m) peaks. Due to hard work, dedication and a unique vision of development, he has created and enhanced Viñedos Puertas into one of the most important wine producers in the central zone of Chile.
From the outset, the vineyard comprised 80 hectares of fields irrigated by water flowing from the Andes Mountains and a one-million-liter capacity winery known as El Milagro, located at the heart of Curico Valley, in Convento Viejo. The company focused on selling grapes and bulk wines, as well as custom winemaking, lending its services to the country’s largest winemakers and fomenting employment and development in the surrounding region.
Their vision is to constantly work to maintain and improve the quality of our wines. We performed our work starting with the terroir and varieties, clones and rootstocks selection, according to climate and soil conditions. When the harvest times arrives, we process the grapes in our modern wine cellar equipped with the latest technology and staffed by our highly qualified, top-notch personnel. Our company operates sustainably and follows ethical practices, directed toward both our employees as well as our clients, in accordance with all current legal norms and regulations.
The fermentation takes places inside temperature-controlled stainless-steel barrels as well as epoxy concrete tanks with temperature-regulating plates. The cooling and heating capacities of the building’s climate-control system are 2,000,000fg/hour (8,000,000BTU/h) and 1,000kcal/h, respectively, which allows us to consistently produce high-quality wines.
According to their final destination, the wines are stored at controlled temperatures in epoxy cement and/or stainless steel tanks. Reserve wines are kept in barrels made from French oak for a period determined by the oenologist.
The wines are bottled following a schedule based on type and variety. These bottles are then stored in an acclimatized cellar, where they await their final shipment. The shipments are sent to such countries as Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Slovenia, France, the United Kingdom, Japan, Russia, Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Switzerland.
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