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Cousino-Macul

Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in Chile amongst those established in the 19th century that continues in the hands of the original founding family. Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery amongst those established during the nineteenth century that continues in the hands of the founding family, who controls 100% ownership of the company. We are a company with tradition, character and identity. For years we have been concerned about being leaders in wine production, always bearing in mind our values, our history and the excellence of our wines. “Our mission is to produce world-class wines that are unmistakably Chilean, with character that expresses the unique taste of the Maipo Valley”, Carlos Cousiño, Chairman of Cousiño Macul. Our History Grapes have been cultivated in the area of Macul since 1564, when the king of Spain granted the Hacienda Macul to Juan Jufré, a Spanish “conquistador” 1760 Juan Antonio Cousiño emigrates to Chile from Spain. 1810 Matías Cousiño is born. 1828 Matías Cousiño marries Loreto Sequella. 1835 Luis Cousiño is born, producing the immediate death of Loreto Sequella, leaving him as the sole heir. 1841 Matías marries Luz Gallo Zavala, mother of Emeterio and Isidora Goyenechea. 1852 On September 9th the first Chilean coal company is formed, named the Lota Coal Company. 1855 Luis Cousiño marries Isidora Goyenechea. 1856 The Macul Estate with 1000 acres is purchased from which 54 were planted with vines. 1860 Luis travels with Isidora to Europe to renew the native vine variety of the Macul Estate, planted by Juan Jofre. 1864 Europe is affected by phylloxera, a bacterium that devastates vine plantations. 1866

Different roots from different types of strains are sent to Europe after the misfortune suffered. 1870 Construction begins on a winery at the Macul Estate.1872

The construction of an underground cellar in the winery begins, which was built in a way that it would not exceed or go below 15°C, storing the wines to their best. 1873 In May, after being afflicted with tuberculosis, Luis Cousiño dies, leaving Isidora in charge of all family businesses.1878 Construction finalizes and Isidora Goyenechea unveils a new era. 1898 After a long life as a female entrepreneur and having brought forward the industry in Chile, Isidora Goyenechea dies. 1918 Arturo Cousiño Lyon, of only 21 years of age, takes leadership in all family enterprises. 1970 After the land reform and with an imminent threat of expropriation of the Cousiño Winery, Carlos Cousiño Subercaseaux along with his father takes on the task to keep the family legacy alive. 1992 A new wine, Finis Terrae, is released honoring our country and our history. 1997 Land is acquired in Alto Jahuel, Buin. All wine making is moved to the area, leaving Macul only with the wine production of the Premium Finis Terrae. 1998 Carlos Causiño Subercaseaux dies. 2004 In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Cousiño Macul Winery a new icon wine, Lota, is released and does honor to our history as a coal family. 2015 Today the Cousiño family remains in charge of the family business. The Family The Cousiño Macul winery is today governed by the sixth generation, direct descendents of its founder, Matías Cousiño. Cousiño Macul Winery is managed today by the sixth generation of the Cousiño family, the three brothers Arturo, Emilio and Carlos Cousiño. They are in charge of continuing the clan’s most traditional business. Like their predecessors, they have put their own stamp on history by bringing quality to the limit, thus ensuring Cousiño Macul’s position as a leading family business. Carlos, the eldest of the three, is the current president of the Cousiño Macul Winery. Winemaking Team Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in Chile amongst those established in the 19th century that continues in the hands of the original founding family. Our winemaking team is characterized by professionalism and expertise. They are constantly striving to better themselves to produce excellent wines in line with market expectations. Pascal Marty Agricultural Engineer and Oenologist of the University of Bordeaux, France. Pascal Marty is the person who the Cousiño family entrusted to lead the winemaking team and develop the biggest project undertaken by the sixth generation: the creation of Lota, an icon wine produced to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Vineyard. Gabriel Mustakis Agricultural Engineer with a major in oenology from the Catholic University of Chile, graduated in 2006 and member of the National Association of Winemaking Agronomy Engineers of Chile (Asociación Nacional de Ingenieros Agrónomos Enólogos de Chile). In the past, he has worked for vineyards and wineries in New Zealand, USA and Spain, as well as in Chile. Our Wines Select one of our lines of wines/ The Cousiño Macul reserve wines are made only with estate grown grapes. They are also estate vinted and estate bottled. The complete supervision from the vineyard to the glass is a characteristic that Cousiño Macul shares with the world’s most prestigious wineries. Cousiño Macul white wines are known for their elegance, fruit richness and well balanced acidity. Similarly, the highly regarded red wines of Cousiño Macul posses an elegance and roundness which characterizes these wines which balance varietal fruitiness, body, oak, a deep colour and excellent acidity. The right blend of these elements offers to the consumer wines that can be drunk young but also have the capacity to age and mature, as only the great wines do.