Celebrating Valparaiso’s unique spirit, Casa Viva or “Living House” is sourced from the
neighbouring Casablanca Valley, Chile’s first and foremost coastal cool climate
It has a strong maritime influence, with cold weather and persistently foggy mornings. The significant difference between daytime and night time temperatures allows for a longer ripening process that results in tremendous balance between acidity and sugar levels
One of the world`s great “Cool Climate” regions.
The soils have granitic and alluvial origin; they are poor and not very deep. The water for irrigation is extracted from underground sheets of water. The grape production does not exceed 8,000 kg/ha in average.
The cellar current capacity is 1,450,000 liters in stainless steel tanks, with an additional barrel capacity of 225,000 liters.
The winery also has a bottling and labeling line with a capacity of 2,500 bottles per hour.
Winemaker Alberto Guolo is originally from Monselice, Italy. He graduated as a vine grower and winemaker at the University of Padua and accomplished a Bachelor in Science, specializing in Marketing and Administration at the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice. He has worked in different wineries in Italy, New Zealand and California. He arrived to Chile in 2016, and joined our winemaking team in 2017 with the challenge of improving on our legacy of cool climate wines.
In addition, Alberto is one of the owners of the winery Vini Monticello – Azienda Guolo, located in the Italian Veneto region. The vineyard was founded by his grandfather and produces diverse varieties, such as Merlot, Raboso Piave, Refosco, Carmenère, Friulano, Pinot Bianco and most importantly, Prosecco.
We are certified by the Sustainability Code of the Chilean Wine Industry. Adhering to this code is principally a challenge to:
-Develop and make active an integrated management system to achieve a sustainable wine production.
-Safeguard the interactions of our workers inspired in a Code of Ethics.
-Improve the communication with our clients and suppliers, and the whole community.
-Evaluate and improve constantly our management and performance.
-Decrease impacts on the environment through different practices such as:
- Responsible use of water
- Integrated vineyard management
- Conservation and biodiversity
- Waste management