Santa Rita Estates receives Certified Sustainable Wine of Chile Code
by Jean Smullen
Published 14/01/2022

Viña Santa Rita and its affiliates in Chile obtained their sixth accreditation from the Certified Sustainable Wine of Chile Code, for their work in the oeno-tourism which forms a part of the audit.  Following a sustainability audit in December 2021, Viña Santa Rita and its affiliates in Chile were awarded their sixth accreditation on the Certified Sustainable Wine of Chile Code.  Santa Rita are considered to be one of Chile's leading estates in terms of wine tourism, their Hotel Casa Real, with the Doña Paula Restaurant, the Wine Shop and  their Tourism House are market leaders.  The awarding of this significant accreditation acknowledes their commitment to maintaining sustainability as a guiding principle of their overall operation.

Santa Rita Estates (SRE) are the second largest premium wine exporter from Chile in terms of sales by value. They have a total market share of 5% of exports of bottled wine from South America. Santa Rita Estates are best know for two key wine brands: Santa Rita and Carmen, as well as their Argentine Doña Paula brand. SRE produce wine from their 3,700  hectares of vines in Chile and more than 700 hectares of vines in Argentina.

Santa Rita exports over two million cases (9 litre) of wine annually to customers in more than 70 countries.

Santa Rita and Doña Paula are distributed in Ireland by Bibendum Ireland

Vina Carmen is distributed by United Wines