De Martino's journey to enlightenment


'Reinventing Chile' is the ambitious statement emblazoned across the De Martino website. In a time when everyone talks about the need for a wine to tell a story, this is theirs.

While it is ambitious, it is not glib and it speaks of a journey not a destination, which is in keeping with what I would describe as their down-to-earth modesty of manner. Winemaker Marcelo Retamal (above, known as Reta, sometimes 'el doctor', apparently) and Sebastian De Martino (below), public face of the family company that is now in its 80th year, are enthusiastic about the current path...