In 2006, the family sold the winery, vineyards and the brand. This led Alfonso Undurraga Mackenna, a great-nephew of the aforementioned Francisco, to pursue a lifelong dream of finding superior terroir from which he and his three sons could create hand-crafted, small production wines that show how exceptional Chilean wines can be.
Together with sons, Alfonso, Max and Cristobal, Alfonso settled on 2,718 acres in the Los Lingues zone of Alto Colchagua (DO Colchagua Valley), in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Their winemaking philosophy is to focus on producing high quality wines, taking the best out of each terroir and using the most natural and traditional techniques from the winemaker’s experiences working in vineyards all over the world and blending that with the family’s expertise in making world-class Chilean wines.
Origin of the Winery Name:
Koyle is a Chilean Indian name of the beautiful purple native plant that grows next to oak forests and blossoms with a much-demanded fruit. An endangered species, it can be found in the Koyle mountain vineyards.