About the wine maker
Luis Felipe Edwards Sr. is the descendant of a London-born doctor who settled in La Serena in the early 1800s and whom purchased an old wine estate at Puquillay in Colchagua. In 1976, Luis Felipe began nurturing the gnarly old vines that were planted in the 1930s, as well as planting several new grape varieties. He then built and equipped their winery to make and bottle wine under his own name.
Today, under the control of his eldest son, Luis Felipe Jr. the company is now recognised worldwide as one of Chile’s leading producers. The winery and vineyards are all controlled by members of the family; Luis Felipe Edwards Sr. has seven children.
Outside of Colchagua, the family have also purchased 160 hectares of premium cool-climate vineyards in the sought-after Leyda Valley where they grow top quality grapes for their Gran Reserva Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and the Marea del Leyda range. This family-run winery has a commitment to continually improve the quality of their wines whilst also maintaining superb value for money.
At the 2012 awards, Luis Felipe Edwards collected two fantastic accolades: they won the Chilean Winery of the Year Award and their Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2012 also won the London International Wine Fair Trophy for Single Vineyard White Wine.
Luis Felipe Edwards is a progressive and dynamic company; certified ‘sustainable’ by Wines of Chile. They run a number of organic vineyards and all winemaking and bottling processes are environmentally friendly; they are also ISO 14001 certified.