Torres Chile


Miguel Torres was one of the first foreign investors to buy land in Chile, attracted by the special climatic conditions of this region.   In 1979 Torres purchased one hundred hectares of vineyard in Maquehua, San Francisco Norte and Cordillera and a winery located in the Curicó Valley.  With him, Miguel Torres brought his family’s long tradition of wine-making and over one hundred years of company history. 

Harrogate Medical Wine Society held a tasting of the top-end wines of Torres Chile at the Pannal Golf Club.  The wines will be presented by Chris Mooney of Fells



The following wines were tasted:

Santa Digna Estelado Extra Brut NV (Organic) was served on arrival.

The following wines were tasted:

  1. Cordillera Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  2. Santa Digna Pinot Noir 2014
  3. Cordillera Carignan 2013
  4. Cordillera Syrah 2010
  5. Cordillera Carmenere 2012
  6. Cordillera Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

The tasting was followed by a three course dinner. Cordillera Chardonnay 2013 accompanied fresh smoked salmon with lemon oil, cracked black pepper, lemon wedge and fresh brown bread.

Manso de Velasco Cabernet Suavignon 2012 and Conde de Superunda 2010 were poured with duck breast, homemade duck pancake roll with a smoked potato mash, wild greens and glazed baby vegetables with a sticky hoi sin sauce.

A homemade mango and passion fruit cheese cake, honey comb crumb and assorted glazes was paired with Nectaria Vendimia Tardia Riesling 2010.




  • “Thank you for a most enjoyable evening, interesting wines, a lovely meal and very good company – an unbeatable combination! Even more so, thank you for all your work this past year. I’m looking forward to 2018’s events, especially (now that I have my passport and am no longer detained at Her Majesty’s pleasure) the trip to Germany in September.” – Gail Bent, Harrogate
  • “Julie and myself thoroughly enjoyed last night’s event, which thanks to your brilliant organisational skills, and to the many willing helpers made the evening  a seemless tasting. I know too well the challenges in pouring  many tasting wines to a large number of people.
    Torres didn’t disappoint and Chris did a stalwart stand-in job, and I enjoyed my pre tasting chat with him.
    We personally very much enjoyed the Cordillera wines, and in my personal opinion found they matched the food to my taste , better.” – Steven Goldsmith, Harrogate
  • “Once again thank you for an excellent evening.
    A perfect end to a year of different experiences, increased knowledge and superb wines.
    Last night was no exception as we explored the wines of Torres Chile accompanied by an excellent meal with wines that were most enjoyable.The Cordillera Chardonnay to us was exceptional.
    Thank you Bernard for all you have done this year it has been appreciated and we are looking forward to 2018.” – Pat & John Shore, Harrogate
  • “Thank you for organising yesterday’s tasting and meal. Chris Mooney was interesting and entertaining.” – Jane Trewhella, Otley
  • “Thank you for organising yet another excellent tasting and dinner. Really enjoyed it.” – Robert Buckley, Leeds
  • “It was an excellent tasting yesterday evening so many thanks for organising it.” – Carole Wood, Ackworth





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