Viñedo Chadwick is located in Puento Alto, along the northern bank of the Maipo river at the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Puente Alto D.O. is considered the cradle of premium Cabernet Sauvignon in Chile, the country’s best terroir for producing Cabernet Sauvignon of exceptional finesse and quality.
Viñedo Chadwick is located 650 m above sea level at Puente Alto in the Maipo Valley, in the southeastern sector of Santiago at the foot of the Andes Mountains, along the northern bank of the Maipo River. The vineyard is located on an old alluvial terrace. Two main types of substrata have been identified over the whole estate, both from fluvial origin: predominantly well-rounded gravel and pebbles in a fine-grained matrix, transported over a great distance (several kilometres) from the Andes by the Maipo River, and locally fine-grained alluvium deposits that accumulated at the top of fluvial bars with less important stream flows than in the main channels.
Besides running the family winery, Don Alfonso was a Chilean Polo Champion and he would practise his sport on the estate’s Polo Field. In the spring of 1992, the polo field was planted with a selection of the best clones of Cabernet Sauvignon. The total 15ha planted is on soils of clay loam over a stone filled riverbed of alluvial origin. Yields are maintained at a maximum of 5 to 7 ton/ha and at harvest time the various blocks are hand-harvested separately and at different times. The aim at Viñedo Chadwick is to make an elegant wine with freshness and purity, showing the Maipo Valley at its highest level.