The original Cousiño family's wine estate in Santiago's Macul district dates back to 1856 but lies on land planted to vines since the 1500's. All the vines were imported directly from Europe in 1863 and since then their genetic integrity has been closely guarded. Cousiño-Macul has never purchased nor sold plants from its nursery since this date.
In 1870, a then state-of-the-art winery was built which remains one of the family's proudest achievements, fondest assets and one of Chile's top tourist attractions with the glorious Cousiño Park surrounding it.
Following an intensive 2-year search for the perfect growing environment in Chile, the family purchased 300 hectares of land in Buin just 32km south west of Santiago and began a massive programme of investment resulting in Pascal Marty, the Head Viticulturist and Winemaker, having a full arsenal of ultra modern techniques at his fingertips for making the best possible wines from the region. The first vines were planted in August 1996 and the fruits of this expansion are becoming increasingly apparent.