WINEMAKER & CEO
After graduating from the Enology Institute of Bordeaux in 1982, Pascal Marty held the position of Winemaker for Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. for over 14 years. It was an integral part of the company's global expansion process. In the United States, Baron Phillippe made a joint venture with Robert Mondavi so Pascal was living in California to participate in this new project: Opus One. Years later Pascal would take a new professional challenge to take over the new joint venture created by Baron Phillippe and Viña Concha y Toro in Chile: Viña Almaviva, in the Maipo Valley.
In California, Pascal became a key technical member of the Opus One team, where he was able to lead the development and construction of the innovative wine and vineyard winery. Quickly after its launch in 1984, Opus One (an ink blend made from Cabernet Sauvignon along with other Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Franc and Merlot) became a wine awarded by the industry, creating its own niche in the market as the First wine really ultra premium.
In 1997, Pascal was chosen to develop the first project in Chile to produce a super premium wine in the Maipo Valley. This is how he became Co-General Manager and Winemaker of Viña Almaviva S.A. Thanks to the use of the classic principles of Bordeaux viticulture, it was how Pascal revitalized 40 hectares of vineyards and also supervised the construction of the new winery. Since its inception, Viña Almaviva has been consistently ranked as one of Chile's top Vineyards. Over the years, the wines produced by Pascal Marty have received extraordinary scores of between 95 and 100 points by prominent industry personalities such as Robert Parker and international magazines such as Wine Spectator.
In 2003, Pascal had the opportunity to form and design a unique project that led to the creation of the first icon wine of the traditional Cousiño Macul Vine called Lota. Since its launch, this super premium quality red assembly has received scores higher than 93 points as well as excellent reviews from industry leaders.
With a long history in the Chilean wine industry and the world, Pascal has been an Advisory Winemaker in prominent vineyards in regions such as California, Oregon, Washington, New York, Uruguay, and of course, in Chile as well. His experience and characteristic style can be found throughout VIÑA MARTY's portfolio, where Old World tradition and experience blend with the New World's excellence and technology. Today Pascal is completely dedicated to the growth of VIÑA MARTY, to continue producing wines of excellent quality that our consumers enjoy, and at the same time, creating a powerful brand.
VIÑA MARTY was created in 2008. This project began with Pascal's vision to produce bring high quality wines to all consumers' tastes tastes. Today the vineyard is directed by Pascal, Owner and Winemaker together with key partners.
The wines represent the synthesis of a life in the wine industry. From Chateau Mouton Rosthchild to Opus One and Almaviva, Pascal Marty combines all his experience gained in France, California, Chile, and in the most prestigious wine regions of the world, to create wines with soul and history.
The winery is located in Curicó, just 200 kilometers south of Santiago. Our wines come from the most recognized terroirs within the Central Valley such as the valleys of Maipo Alto, Colchagua, Curicó and Maule. In addition, we select the best grapes from the coastal valleys of Casablanca and Leyda for our white wines.