Our vineyards are managed under a strict protocol, supervised and certified organic by IMO Switzerland. No animal products are used in the clarifications.
European Vitis vinifera vines were brought to Chile by Spanish conquistadors and missionaries in the 16th century, around 1554. Local legend states that the conquistador Francisco de Aguirre himself planted the first vines.The vines most likely came from established Spanish vineyards planted in Peru which included the "common black grape" that Hernan Cortes brought to Mexico in 1520.
Jesuit Priests cultivated the early vineyards using the wine for the celebration of the Eucharist. By the late 16th century the early Chilean historian Alonso de Ovalle described widespread plantings of the "common black grape", Muscatel, Torontel, Albilho and Mollar.
Three centuries later, around 1850, the Chilean aristocracy began to look at wine production as a serious commercial business. French oenologists were employed to teach the French technology to improve the quality of Chilean wines.
Chile is now the fifth largest exporter of wines in the world, and the ninth largest producer. Chile's wine regions compare with California and Bordeaux. Overall Chile's wine region is classified as a Mediterranean climate. The most common grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenere.
Compawssion offers 6 different varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Savignon Blanc & Malbec...
Compawssion donates 100% of it's profit per bottle to The Brittany Foundation, a nonprofit charity dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, care and placement of homeless dogs.
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