A winery like no other, Montes has driven Chile’s ultra-premium wine image from the outset. Since 1988 founder Aurelio Montes and his partners have captivated us with wines of the highest quality and singular design, setting a global standard to follow. Montes Winery brings Chile’s most unique vineyard sites to life capturing their expression through disciplined winemaking, modern technology, and meticulous attention to detail.
Aurelio Montes, Founder & Chief Winemaker
A true vanguard of Chilean winemaking, Aurelio Montes’ greatest strengths lie in a profound understanding of terroir and a willingness to push boundaries in a lifelong pursuit of quality. One of the first to realize the untapped potential of Apalta, Montes pioneered high altitude planting before it was the norm. Dubbed “Montes’ folly” when he first planted Syrah on steep hillside slopes, he turned the resulting wine into a global icon and has never looked back. An equally accomplished vine grower and winemaker, Montes has won critical acclaim worldwide for his exuberant wines. A father of five, Montes is an avid pilot, sailor and equestrian.
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