In 1961 Santiago Achurra Larrain acquired Vina Requingua in Curico Valley and, although the winery came with 1000 hectares, at that time there were just 40 planted and the winery itself was very small. Up until the mid 1980’s the winery sold exclusively to the domestic market distributing wine in the then popular 5 litre and 15 litre jugs.
In order to reach out to international markets the winery attended its first Vinexpo in 1987 and in 1990 the winery was overhauled and updated. Vina Requingua purchased their own bottling line in 2000 and soon after they were joined by French winemaker Benoit Fitte, he has led the successful development of more premium wines to complement their great-value range of entry to mid-level wine. He has made an exceptional contribution to quality at the winery leading up to a proud moment when their ‘2010 Potro de Piedra Family Reserve’ was awarded a trophy for ‘Best Chilean Red Wine’ at the ‘Catad'Or W Awards’ in 2013. Today Vina Requingua is led by Santiago’s son ‘Santiago Achurra Jnr’, they are amongst Chile’s top 20 wineries and export to over 30 countries. They have 500 hectares dedicated to their own vines with another 500 hectares under long-term contract growers. The vineyards are located in 3 valleys - Curicó, Maule and Colchagua - where varied soils and a mild-Mediterranean-like climate with dry summers, radiant days and cool nights help the grapes attain the maximum potential. They have learned how to maximise the expression of terroirs in each and every one of their wines, which deliver exceptional value as well as uniqueness at every level.