The Gran Reserva USA tour began in April this year, visiting several states so our patrons and distributors can enjoy this variety and show Concha y Toro‘s potential as a producer of world-class Sauvignon Blancs.
The tour began on April 23 in Florida, passing through Georgia, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and California. Attendees lived a unique experience through an “Airstream” where entertaining tastings of Gran Reserva wines of this white variety were held.
Nicolas Ruiz, Brand Manager of Gran Reserva, said, “we are very pleased with the tour results. We have been able to show our wines’ great quality and to make Chile’s great potential visible and Concha y Toro as a producer of excellent Sauvignon Blanc“.
We comply with the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and legal responsibility to balance benefit and purpose.
We adopt an Impact Business Model, creating beneficial links between business, community, and environment.
The Gran Reserva vineyards are an important part of the project to conserve native forest areas and protect local biodiversity. Our native forests have the ability to retain rainwater and control the kind of climate change that results from water shortages.
We take care of 1,432 hectares of protected forests and, on average per vineyard, a total of 105 species of fauna and 48 species of registered flora.
Our effort to preserve nature begins with responsible water consumption. 99% of the water we use comes from surface and subterranean sources.
Our vineyards are drip irrigated, which translates to a 90% efficiency on water consumption, and over the past 3 years, we’ve reduced our water footprint by 10%.
All of our winemaking processes require the use of energy. Our choice to invest in clean, renewable energy reflects our desire to co-create a sustainable planet for the future.
100% of the electricity used to make the wines in the Gran Reserva collection come from renewable sources, including solar energy.
Concha y Toro has been certified under the Wines of Chile Sustainability Code since 2012, which means that our vineyards are officially recognized as sustainable vineyards.
The wines in our Gran Reserva collection are crafted entirely from estate-owned grapes in sustainably managed vineyards.