Our history starts in the 1990’s, when the entrepreneur Ricardo Bezanilla, owner of a radio station in Santiago, wanted to produce his own wine.
He chose an area in the upper part of the Cachapoal Valley, at the feet of the Andes Mountains, where he grubbed up an apple orchard and planted Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. After a few years he was forced to replace Merlot with other varieties, as the stony soils didn’t support the variety well enough. Little by littlw he started experimenting with other varieties, such as Petit Verdot, Carmenère, Malbec, Grenache and Mourvèdre, to complement the original Cabernet-Sauvignon and Syrah.
We have learned a lot throughout the years, and from modest beginnings, Lagar de Bezana is now widely sold in Chile and exported to more than ten countries.
Nowadays, the family of Ricardo Bezanilla continue to grow and expand his important legacy.
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