Owner(s) Ibanez Family, VC Family Estates
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A joint venture between VC Family Estates, owned by the Ibanez family of Chile, and Boisset, a large wine conglomerate in France and California. Veranda produces a range of varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Since the 2007 harvest, Veranda sources its Pinot Noir grapes solely from estate organic vineyards in the Bio Bio Valley.

The chief winemaker is French- Canadian Pascal Marchand, who assumed world wide recognition for the wines he crafted at Clos des Epeneux in Pommard and later at Domaine de la Vougeraie.

The Pinot Noirs, which are exported to the US by Saranty Imports in Harrison, New York, are quite good, especially at their reasonable price point.

Reviewed Wines

2009 Veranda Negrete Single Vineyard Bio Bio Valley Chile Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $17. Imported by Saranty Imports, Harrison, NY · A savory aromatic profile featuring scents of black cherries, spice, oak and eucalyptus. Soft and elegant in style with tasty cherry fruit wrapped in muscular tannins. Comes together over time nicely in the glass. Will match up beautifully with a steak. Very Good. Reviewed August 13, 2011 ARTICLE »

2008 Veranda Oda Quinel Single Vineyard Bio Bio Valley Chile Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $20. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Vibrant aromas of dark stone fruits with hints of rose petal, raisins, currants and maple syrup. Flavors of modestly rich dark stone fruit are fine but veer toward over ripeness. Firm, vigorous tannins are evident. Good. Reviewed August 13, 2011 ARTICLE »

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