In Situ Family Vineyards was founded by José Vicente in 1974. After growing wine grapes for 20 years, José and his son Horacio decided to replant the vineyards and build a modern winery, in order to complete the cycle and produce high-quality wines in the Aconcagua Valley.
With vast knowledge of both vineyards and winemaking, Horacio Vicente studied Oenology at the University of Bordeaux and worked in France – Château Mouton Rothschild and Mouton Cadet – and in the United States, in one of the first boutique vineyards in California -Chalone Vineyards-. These experiences undoubtedly favored In Situ Family Vineyards’s oenological excellence and have resulted in numerous international awards.
The Aconcagua Valley’s unique combination of soil, light, and water also plays an important role in the success of In Situ Family Vineyards. The Upper Aconcagua terroirs are well-suited to winegrowing, producing a wide variety of high-quality grapes. The In Situ family of wines, in particular, was created to showcase these terroirs as a premier winemaking region of Chile.
Today, Horacio Vicente makes his home in the Aconcagua Valley, along with his wife and children.
In Situ Family Vineyards is a family owned and operated producer of high-quality wines and table grapes. Located in San Esteban, Region V, Chile, the winery and La Florida and Paidahuen vineyards export to more than 20 countries.
Above all, our company’s success is a direct result of our team’s relentless dedication to quality. Our local workers and skilled craftsmen are masters of continual improvement, and they routinely implement and maintain the most recent practices in viticulture and winemaking. It is as much a testament to them as to the valley that Viña San Esteban has earned global recognition and prestigious industry awards for the quality of its fine wines.
At In Situ Family Vineyards we are committed to our workers, clients, the community and the environment.
We are committed to:
• Produce wines and table grapes in a sustainable way, according to all the requirements of our immediate customers and end markets.
• Promote a culture of continuous improvement, which allows us to fully satisfy the expectations of each of the stakeholders, including the local community and the environment.
• Guarantee our employees a healthy and safe work environment, through ongoing training, objective evaluations and independent audits.
• Increase our production capacities with sustainable technology, as well as minimize our environmental footprint and respect all laws and legal regulations applicable to our production, transportation and sales.