Nestled in the cool foothills of the Andes Mountains south of Santiago, Viña Anakena was established by two friends with a vision to create distinctly New World wines that reflected their origin and demonstrated Chile’s potential as a source of world-class fine wines.
In 1999, the friends planted their first vineyard in Alto Cachapoal and built the Viña Anakena winery, leaving no detail to chance. This outstanding facility is modern, functional and beautifully finished.
The rich and elegant wines produced by Viña Anakena embody this vision.
At Viña Anakena, the quality of our wines is more than a goal—it is a core value. Our work is guided by the pursuit of excellence and attaining the highest possible quality. Our unique style in crafting fine wines enables us to offer special, distinctive wine that satisfy the most demanding consumers.
We want our wines to reflect their origins in our own vineyards, located in Chile’s best terroirs, as well as the experience and vision of our viticultural and winemaking team.
Our winery and vineyards are located at the foothills of the Andes Mountains, approximately 450m above sea level and 100 km south of Santiago. The vineyard consists of 145 hectares planted with nine different varieties.
The area has a Mediterranean climate with cold, rainy winters that receive an average of 520 mm (20.5 in) of precipitation concentrated during the winter months. Summer temperatures range from daytime highs of 30ºC to night time lows of 9ºC, which allows the grapes to ripen slowly over the summer.
Cristián Pino, Winemaker
Cristián loves the outdoors and always enjoys Chile’s spectacular natural settings, such as the Andes Mountains in the east, the Pacific Ocean in the west, the Atacama Desert in the north, and the incredible Patagonia in the south.
Following his passion for wine, he has travelled to the world’s major wine regions including Mendoza, California and Europe. Over the course of his career he has gained great experience in making cold-climate wines in both the Leyda and Casablanca Valleys.
Cristián enjoys encouraging and teaching about winemaking and also participates in different tasting panels.