Casa Real comes of age

Santa Rita's Alto Jahuel vineyard

Santa Rita’s flagship red is evolving into one of Chile’s elites under the direction of winemaker Sebastián Labbé.

The recent 2019 release of Santa Rita’s flagship wine, Casa Real, marks its 30th anniversary of production. While it has not historically been considered among Chile’s most prestigious or iconic wines, recent developments are seeking to change this and reposition the wine as one of the country’s elite. 

Founded in 1880 in Buin (in the heart of the Maipo Valley), Santa Rita is one of the country’s oldest and most recognised estates. The winery was purchased in 1980 by the late businessman...