Our History

VIK

In 2004, Alexander & Carrie VIK set themselves a very ambitious goal: to develop world-class vineyards to create unique wines.

Alexander VIK & Carrie VIK

To achieve this goal and find the best terroir, they assembled a team of winemakers, climatologists, geologists, viticulturists, and agronomists to search South America. In 2006 they acquired 4,500 hectares in Chile, in the Cachapoal Valley.

A PERFECT TERROIR

The chosen place was Millahue, called by the Mapuches (original Chilean indigenous people) 'Place of Gold'.
In 2006 the first vines were planted on only 327 hectares.

Terroair VIÑA VIK Millaihue San Vicente de Tagua Tagua

Our vineyard is located in the interior of the valley between innumerable ravines, offering an incomparable variety of terroirs and small microclimates, which are distinctive and cool thanks to the fresh coastal breeze, providing the desired complexity to produce the best wine in South America.

WINEMAKER

Cristian Vallejo, Chief Winemaker, is in charge of viticulture and vinification at VIK, ensuring that the grapes are harvested by hand and at night, when temperatures are lower.

 

Ennólogo Cristian Vallejo



This ensures process optimization and first-rate quality. Fermentation occurs naturally, without added yeasts. Our wines are aged in new and used French oak barrels.

WINE CELLAR

The VIK winery is characterized by its unique and unprecedented design, which is at the same time avant-garde, highly sustainable, technologically creative and with a striking visual display that promises to redefine the wine experience.


Bodega VIK de Alexander VIK

THE HISTORY OF OUR WINERY

In 2007, an architectural competition was held with Chilean professionals, which ultimately resulted in the selection of Smiljan Radic (in partnership with Loreto Lyon) as the main architect and designer of the winery, with his inspiring and creative design. Nestled between the mountains, surrounded by magnificent valleys and the immense Andes as a setting, the winery was carefully designed to produce a minimum impact on the natural landscape of the valley.

In addition, the most innovative and advanced technology has been implemented to be operationally very efficient while maintaining a unique and sustainable design. The design of the warehouse includes a transparent stretchable fabric roof, which allows the entry of natural light that bathes the warehouse and therefore facilitates its operation without the use of artificial light. The entrance boasts an impressive view of a mirror of water, which flows throughout the entire space by a slight slope that also provides an additional element of cooling.


Entrada Bodega VIK en San Vicente de Tagua Tagua

THE CAVA

Entering the Cava is entering the mysterious secrets of winemaking to taste our renowned blends.

Sala de Catas Viña VIK

Our visitors are guided through the winery until they reach the end of it, where the work of Eduardo Cardozo is located with his interpretation of the different levels of the vineyard's terroir, and then enter the Tasting Room, with its wine altar where taste our world-award winning concoctions.

Persona consumiendo vino en Viña VIK