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Vina Leyda, our producer of the month for March

Every month we choose a producer that we think deserves special recognition for the quality of its wine, and the aesthetics, history, character and ethics of its operation. This month we're pleased to recognise Viña Leyda, a pioneering young producer that singlehandedly brought winemaking to a sleepy village in the cool climes of Western Chile.

Vina Leyda - The Winemaker

Winemaking Pioneers

Viña Leyda was established in 1997 by the pioneering Fernandez Family, who recognised the potential for wine growing in the region due to its favourable coastal climates. To serve the area, eight kilometres of pipeline were diverted into the village of Leyda from the Maipo River. After the success of its first vintage in 2001, Viña Leyda inspired other winemakers to enter the region.

Vina Leyda - The Vines

A respect for tradition

Despite being a relatively young producer, Viña Leyda nevertheless boasts a rich character and history thanks, in no small part, to its association with the Leyda Train Station - depicted on the labels of its bottles. The station was once the last coastal stop on the route from Santiago. Although a fire forced the closure of the building in the 1980's, it was purchased by Viña Leyda as a mark of respect for the local heritage.

Vina Leyda - The vineyard
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