Sant Ema

(56-2) 663 7100 Izaga 1096 Casilla 17 Isla de Maipo
Maipo,
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In 1917 a young Pedro Pavone-Voglino left his homeland in Italy’s Piamonte wine region and embarked upon the long journey to the New World. His pioneering spirit led him to Chile and allowed him to come to know the beauty and benefits of the Maipo Valley. Pavone Family Captivated by the area’s landscape and its particular qualities for wine production, he decided to settle there and acquired the land that is now Viña Santa Ema in 1931. He began producing grapes for vinification, which, due to their quality were sold to well-known Chilean wineries. He married Marta Arbea Perrot in the small town of Isla de Maipo, where their children and descendents still live today. In 1956, ‘Don’ Pedro and his oldest son, Félix Pavone-Arbea, began making and marketing bottled wines that soon earned recognition by the industry and consumers alike. Félix Pavone continued the work of his father, married Catalina Moreno, settled into the family home in Isla de Maipo and had Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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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  • Santa Ema Cabernet-Merlot 2008

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    Wine review by nopderbeck


  • Santa Ema Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2005

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    I purchase this one fairly regularly from Costco! One of my favorites and I like the Merlot as well. They also have a Carmenere which I have not been able to find here but I did have during a business trip to Chile. Read More

    Wine review by pjnr56


  • Santa Ema Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2005

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    Great legs, full body taste at a price everyone can enjoy. Read More

    Wine review by lukeMV


  • Santa Ema Amplus One Blend 2009

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    Wine review by yanitza


  • Santa Ema Reserve Merlot 2007

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    a nice wine to enjoy with red meat. Perfect for wine drinkers like myself who appreciate the good taste but don't want to spend big dollars or track down the right French. Read More

    Wine review by Boston Wine Guy


  • Santa Ema Reserve Merlot 2006

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    I partook of this exceptional merlot with my meal and afterwards. The bouquet in each case was aromatic. The full body and smooth dry taste left a very clean finish. I highly reccommend. Read More

    Wine review by lendragon


  • Santa Ema Reserve Merlot 2007

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    My Rating: 89. This wine is full bodies ,fruity with a strong taste of oak. it seems to need a little time in the bottle. Tannins are uneven. The nose is almost the same as the taste; oak berries and some complex melange but some how not very elegant . Read More

    Wine review by Wolle


  • Santa Ema Reserve Merlot 2007

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    My Rating: 87. Nic nose with complex fruit aromas. Tight body with low sugar, almost to point of having a hint of bitter.Nice balance though. Price is very low at $8.99 at Costco Read More

    Wine review by Wolle


  • Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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    Wine review by kgeldbach


  • Santa Ema Cabernet Chile/Argentina Red 2007

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    Rating 87. Nothing wrong with this wine . very good value at Costco. lacks some complexity. Nose restrained and fruityTaste balanced and fruity with a melange of berry aromas. would i buy this if it cost $ 12 ? No!!! Read More

    Wine review by Wolle


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