De Martino

Our winery was founded in 1934 by Pietro De Martino, who arrived in Chile in search of a place to satisfy his passion for winemaking. Looking for the perfect site, he found Isla de Maipo in the Maipo Valley, just 50 km (31 mi) from Santiago between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The village earned its name because it had been surrounded by a number of branches of the Maipo River until the early 20th century. A powerful earthquake and changes in climate have since dried up all but one large branch of the river. Our vineyards now stand on one of the former branches of the river, which lends the soil characteristics that are unique in the valley and particularly good for grape production. The property has grown tremendously since Don Pietro founded it so many years ago. It now has 300 organically managed hectares planted to vine and still maintains its sense of being a family winery. The third and fourth generations of the De Martino family now work in the winery every day. Today, more than Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Carmenère

    History of the grape: Carmenère was once widely planted in Bordeaux’s Medoc for its deep color and unique gaminess. I...

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  • We feel that if a geographic area has shown wine excellence throughout a long ... ... with enologist Raffaele De Martino, are keeping alive the dream of Valter Landi, the late father of Emanuela and Roberto. Their estate is in the Irpinia Valley near Avellino. Ventidue marzo (22nd of March) 2013: Dedicated to their father Valter, this dry, fr... Read More

    From the article Campania Wine: Something Very Old, Something Very New

  • De Martino Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Organic 2013


    Really like this one...just mellow enough that correct or not, I can see drinking it prior to most meals. Just a nice, smooth, red that hit the spot on some pretty crappy days. Def buy again. Read More

    Wine review by RenK777

  • Friuli (or more properly Friuli Venezia Giulia) lies in Italy’s northeastern corner. Protected from the northern winds by the Austrian and Slovenian Alps, Friuli’s climate is tempered by the Adriatic. The winemakers of this area have a reputation of being forward thinking and producing excellent white wines -- reds account for just under 40%. Tr... Read More

    From the article For the Love of Friuli Wine

  • A new trend in winemaking may make you wonder what today's vintners are ... pots.  “At De Martino in the Maipo Valley, between the Andes and the Pacific, there is a whole Ali Baba shed of carefully-sourced, 200-year-old, man-sized amphorae – used for a gorgeously transparent cinsault and a musky-floral muscat,” Moore wrote. The end result of t... Read More

    From the article U.K. Paper Explores Roman & Greek Obsession With Pot

  • I’m part Irish, but I’m not sure how much. I’m not Catholic ... ... green.  2011 De Martino Estate CarménèreMaipo Valley, Chile100% Carménère$14, 13.5% abv. Classic Carménère profile with heavy green bell pepper and meaty aromas, elements of leather and coffee. This is the time to break out the good lamb chops and prepare a nice chimichurri s... Read More

    From the article Switch Things Up: St. Patrick's Day Wines

  • My wife Sandra & I were impressed with the De Martino winery (Isla de Maipo in Chile,  In this case though, the wines were pretty tasty!  They have a wonderful tasting table and a water tower too.  More pictures here: Read More

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  • So, we have many different types of wineries with tasting rooms, right?Some are castles... (Castello Di Amarosa)Some are in peoples homes...Some are in mansions (Ledson)So on so forth...I'm interested to hear about, by far, THE WEIRDEST wineries/tasting rooms out there that should basically be in some kind of fairy tale in reality. Has anyone be... Read More

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  • GREGT - Thank you very much for the insight on the Heitz winery.  We need ... - this clay pot was at the De Martino Winery near Santiago, Chil Read More

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  • Carignan AKA Mazuelo, Bovale Grande, Cariñena and Carignane, is, for ... Tasting Line-up 2009 De Martino Carignan El Leon Maule Valley Chile 14.5% $35 My 5/8, the group’s 6/8 A touch herbal and slightly oaky on the nose with spicy black cherry fruit and hints of candied herb aromas.  Bright, lean and a bit simple in the mouth. This shows off s... Read More

    From the article Getting to Know Carignane

  • De Martino Carignan El Leon Maule Valley Chile 2009


    My 5/8, the groups 6/8 A touch herbal and slightly oaky on the nose with spicy black cherry fruit and hints of candied herb aromas. Bright, lean and a bit simple in the mouth. This shows off subtly mineral tinged wild red cherry fruit and red currant fruit on the palate with hints of herbs on the palate and through the moderately long finish, ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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