Caliterra was founded in 1996 as a joint project between the families of Robert Mondavi and Viña Errazuriz. They had a shared passion to create high quality wines that echoed the Chilean terroir, and the name chosen to reflect that vision comes from two Spanish words “Calidad” and “Tierra” – which mean “quality” and “land” respectively. However, in 2004 Viña Errazuriz became sole owners of the estate. Their philosophy is environmentally friendly and they were one of the first Chilean wineries to achieve certified sustainable accreditation. They have what they call their “four pillars” to this approach which are: sustainable viticulture, community commitment, environmental preservation and eco-friendly packaging. The grapes for their red wines are grown on the Caliterra estate in the heart of the Colchagua Valley, where 288 hectares are under vine, a large allocation of which are planted on prime hillsides resulting in high quality grapes, and in turn complex wines which are aged in French and American oak barrels. The grapes for their fresh and vivacious white wines come from their vineyards in the Curicó, Maipo and Casablanca Valleys, each wine expressing the distinct style of its Chilean terroir.