Our Story


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

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


The site chosen wasMillahue, called'Lugar de Oro'(Place of Gold) by the Mapuche (Chilean indigenous people).
The first vines were planted on only 327 hectares in 2006.

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


Cristian Vallejo, Chief Winemaker, is in charge of viticulture and winemaking at VIK.

Vallejo has spent 24 years in the wine industry and he was recently recognized as one of the best winemakers in the world as determined by the Global Wine Masters from The Drink Business.

Innovation is key for him & his team, which is why they developed several projects like “Barroir” (Barrels + Terroir), "Amphoir" ( Amphorae + Terroir), "Fleuroir" ( Fleur + Terroir).


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


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

The most innovative and advanced technology has been implemented to be operationally very efficient while maintaining a unique and sustainable design.The winery's design includes a transparent stretch fabric roof, which allows natural light to bathe the winery and therefore allows it to operate without the use of artificial lighting.The entrance boasts a striking view of a mirror of water, which flows through the entire space on a gentle slope that also provides an additional cooling element.


To enter the cellar is to enter the mysterious secrets of winemaking to taste our renowned blends.

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