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History

Since 1564 vineyards have been cultivated in the area of ​​Macul, when the King of Spain transferred the Hacienda Macul to the Spanish conquistador Juan Jufré.

History Viña Cousiño-Macul

The history of the Cousiño family goes back to the year 1760, but it was not until 1856, when Luis Cousiño acquired the 1,000 hectares of the Hacienda Macul, that his wine legacy began to take shape.

In order to fulfill the dream of Don Matías Cousiño to produce his own wines, Don Luis Cousiño and Doña Isidora Goyenechea, traveled to Europe to import the first vines of the Vineyard.

The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were brought from the French region of Pauillac, the Sauvignon Verde and Gris de Martillac and the Riesling de Alsace, the latter being personally selected by Doña Isidora.

Another of the legacies of Isidora Goyenechea is the iconic winery of the vineyard, which was designed by French engineers and finished in 1872. The architectural design of the cava is a true reflection of the French style of the time and provides the best conditions for humidity and temperature for the maturation of the wines.

After the death of Don Luis Cousiño in 1873, it is Isidora Goyenechea who takes charge of family businesses, becoming one of the first businesswomen of her time, who also stood out for the many social works she carried out.

Doña Isidora died in 1898, but the Cousiño family remained at the head of the Viña and now Cousiño Macul is in charge of the seventh generation, which has positioned Viña as a leading family business in the wine industry.