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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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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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  • 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

  • De Martino Nuevomundo Reserva Estate Bottled 2007


    Solid fruit. With Cab & Malbec, it's of French inspiration, but w/ a nice South American spice. Not super oaky. Acidity is on point. Maybe a little astringent. Organic grapes is a nice plus/selling point. Read More

    Wine review by ExRetailer75

  • De Martino Carmenere Single Vineyard 2010


    A bit tight but showing compelling complexity with floral, tobacco, and green peppercorn spice aromas framing the core of blue plum and black currant fruit. There's noticeable dose of oak here, but it remains buffered by the fruit. Rich with fruit tannins, this really pops on entry with bright, pure boysenberry and plum fruit layered over toasty... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • De Martino Chardonnay Legado Reserva Legado 2010


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    Wine review by alanb1108

  • “No boring wines.” That should be Marcelo Retamal's motto. The ... of Chile's pioneering De Martino winery sat down with us recently for a Virtual Tasting. This was one of our most exciting virtual tastings, covering all the key points of Chile's geology and terroir, their leadership in promoting Carmenere and converting to organic farming. Bu... Read More

    From the article The De Martino Virtual Tasting

  • De Martino Cabernet Malbec Reserva Legado 2010


    Nice color. Aroma is flowery and some sweet fruits. On the palate I get some vanilla along with muted oak and some spice. The tannins are soft. The malbec appears to soften the cabernet. This is a great blend. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1

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