Viñedo Chadwick is another project from Eduardo Chadwick of Viña Errázuriz, a man who has been instrumental in building Chile’s reputation in the fine wine arena. His father, Alfonso Chadwick Errázuriz bought the 300-hectare estate in the Alto Maipo Valley in 1945, to indulge his love of wine and polo, having captained the Chilean team for many years. In 1992 – realising that his father’s polo field sat on gravel soils perfectly suited to Cabernet – Eduardo persuaded him to convert it to vineyards. Sadly Alfonso died the following year, before he could see the fruit of the project. In 1999, the first vintage of Viñedo Chadwick – an ultra-premium expression of Chilean Cabernet from the Maipo Valley – was made, in tribute to Alfonso and continuing his legacy.