Laura Hartwig, Boutique Winery
Laura Hartwig, Boutique Winery, is located in Barreales way to Pichilemu. Boutique Vineyard, The tour begins with a carriage ride, the history of the Laura Hartwig winery. The tour continues in the vessel room where the wine making process is explained, followed by a visit to the cellar. Finally, the tour ends with wine tasting.
In 1966, Laura Bisquertt receives the Santa Laura estate from her father, who had purchased it in 1928. The land, as was customary in the area, was devoted to seasonal crops and livestock. Between 1966 and 1971, Laura’s husband, Alejandro Hartwig Carte, a civil engineer, manages the estate by farming traditional crops and running a diary farm. In 1971, he decides to look for new job opportunities abroad, thus joining the management team of German pharmaceutical Boehringer Ingelheim, in Montreal, Canada.
The family lives in Canada for 10 years
During that time and due to multiple trips to United States and Europe, Alejandro becomes a great wine enthusiast and connoisseur. He recognizes North America’s growing demand for classic French wine varieties. He decides to take advantage of the excellent weather conditions of the Colchagua Valley and the increasing appetite for wines from the New World (wines from Australia and California had started to become popular around this time), and develops what he calls his “Retirement Project.”