Our commitment and passion for excellence earned VIK a #WineStarAward for Best Winery Experience from the prestigious magazine Wine Enthusiast. Founder Adam Strum asserted: “From world-class pours and exceptional food to stunning architecture, boutique accommodations, cultural activities and more, VIK goes above and beyond offering one-of-a-kind, wine-centric wine tourism experiences.”
We could not think of a more fitting way to recognize a unique dedication to holism.
“Alex and I and the team at VIK are extremely honored to be receiving the Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Award for Best Winery Experience in the world! In 2004 we set out with the audacious goal of making one of the world’s best wines. After a 2-year scientific search we found the best terroir of South America in the Millahue valley in Chile, a beautiful country dedicated to producing world-class wines.
In 2006 we planted our first vines. In 2007 we had an architectural competition for our winery. The design is state-of-the-art, highly sustainable, technologically creative and a stunning visual experience. Subsequently we opened Vik Chile, a dramatic architectural retreat and Puro Vik, a collection of uniquely designed glass houses hanging on a hillside, all with spectacular views. Every room has a distinct theme and features an inspired artist.
Today VIK is producing 3 exceptional red wines and this year our first rosé. We are proud that VIK, Milla Cala and La Piu Belle have received ratings well into the 90’s and many other accolades. Year after year as our team learns more about our vineyard and the vines become more mature our wines improve in quality.
Our team has worked tirelessly to create a unique winery experience on our 800 acres of vines and over 11,000 acres of nature for day visitors and retreat guests alike. Horseback riding, mountain biking, wine treatments in our spa, breakfasts and lunches in our organic garden with over 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables and high culinary meals, BBQ’s in the nature, cooking classes, vine pruning, making your own blend and professional wine tastings where you travel the vineyard by tasting wines from hundreds of different blocks are daily activities.
We thank Sybil and Adam Strum, Michael Schachner and the team at Wine Enthusiast for their support for and belief in VIK from its inception!”