The Siegel Family, emigrated from Germany to Chile in the 1930’s when Alberto Siegel, a German architect, was charged with designing various government buildings such as the Federal Reserve of Chile, Santiago. Upon arriving in Chile Alberto and his family lived amongst the vineyards of San Pedro in the Central Valley. This close contact with viticulture led Alberto’s son, Alberto II to study agronomy ahead of becoming a vineyard manager in the Central Valley. Following this experience Alberto II began cultivating the first vineyards in the best terroirs of the Colchagua Valley, these vineyards now form Vina Siegel. Today, Vina Siegel remains a family owned and operated wine company, now under the direction of Alberto II’s children, Alberto III and Catalina.
Whilst Vina Siegel produce wines at several different levels, it is the wines produced in Los Lingues (pictured left), at the foothills of the Andes Mountains, which remain their jewel in the crown. The Los Lingues Estate, 360 metres above sea level, provides optimal conditions for producing concentrated, elegant wines that offer Siegel a true point of difference from the rest of the Colchagua Valley. It is from these hill blocks that the Special Reserve, 1234 Reserva, Single Vineyard and Unique Selection wines are made, permitting the Siegel winemaking team of Didier Debona and Fabiola Calderon to take advantage of differing levels of exposure to the sun and altitudes, giving rise to more structured, elegant wines.