Spreading the wings.
Pioneering spirit are the best words to describe the Montes philosophy. Innovation also reflects our constant search for better ways when approaching any of its activities in the wine world.
After founding Montes winery in Chile in 1988 as one of the newest and most innovative stories in Chilean wine, and following with Kaiken winery in Mendoza, Argentina, we took our next step to the capital of Cabernet Sauvignon in the northern hemisphere, the Napa Valley. We were the first Chilean producers to venture into the United States launching in 2006 our first California Wine, our Napa Angel Cabernet Sauvignon, crafted with grapes from Coombsville, Oak Knoll and Yountville.
Aurelio Montes as the foremost Syrah producer in Chile felt and instant attraction to the Paso Robles region where this grape variety grows magnificently and where the Star Angel wines represents our personal tribute to celebrate this emerging star wine country and one of Aurelio’s most beloved wines, Syrah!
In 2011 our new Star Angel Pinot Noir was born from the Santa Rita Hills AVA. The cool ocean breeze from the nearby Pacific Ocean creates exceptionally rich and aromatic wine grapes, producing some of California’s most exiting Pinot Noirs.
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