Viñedos Emiliana is the world’s biggest Biodynamic estate vineyard and winery. It is based in the Colchagua Valley of Chile

Staff: CEO: Cristian Rodriguez. Sustainability Manager: Sebastian Tramon.

Certification2010 All vineyards have organic certification. First vintage with Demeter Biodynamic certification for some of the vineyards and the winery. | 2018 All 1,413 hectares of vineyards are certified organic but are farmed to Demeter Biodynamic standards. Of this 843ha (2,083 acres) of estate vineyards is Demeter-certified Biodynamic producing 30,000 cases out of 1 million in total. Another 570ha (1,408 acres) from growers is certified organic (but farmed to Demeter Biodynamic standards as mentioned above).

Biodynamics: 2018 Christian Rodriguez, CEO of Emiliana told me at the International Biodynamic Wine Conference, San Francisco 7th May 2018 that the company buries 3,600 horns for Horn manure 500 annually (IBWC 2018).

Memberships: Renaissance des Appellations.

Production: 2018 1 million (9-litre) cases of wine (bottled and BIB). 7.8 million kg of estate grown Demeter Biodynamic grapes.

Wines range: Adobe is the entry-level tier. Novas is the next stage up. Coyam is the premium red. Gê is the super-premium red.

White wines

La Vanilla: 2016 Casablanca Valley. 72% Chardonnay, 12% Viognier, 10% Marsanne, 6% Roussanne.

Memberships: Renaissance des Appellations.

Red wines

Coyam: ‘One of Chile’s most fascinating wines,’ (Oz Clarke: 2015, p.113). | 2014 Colchagua Valley. 45% Syrah, 35% Carmenere, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Mourvedre, 4% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot. 14,500 cases. Good mix of fruit and oak tasted at the International Biodynamic Wine Conference, San Francisco 7th May 2018.

 | ‘A Super Coyam,’ (Oz Clarke 2015, p113). / 2014 Colchagua Valley. 45% Syrah, 40% Carmenere, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. 948 cases. Nice tight structre, delicious savoury fruit tasted at the International Biodynamic Wine Conference, San Francisco 7th May 2018.

Signos: 2013 90% Cabernet. Savoury fruit, hint of green to the tannins at the International Biodynamic Wine Conference, San Francisco 7th May 2018.

Contact

Vinedos Emiliana SA

Bodega Los Robles e Bodega Las Palmeras

Avda Nueva Tajamar No. 481 of. 701, Las Condes, Santiago

Tel+56 2353 9130 | www.emiliana.cl

Bibliography

IBWC 2018, International Biodynamic Wine Conference, San Francisco 6-7th May 2018