Viña Maitia

Loncomilla, Maule Valley



David Marcel arrived to Chile fresh off the boat from France as a twenty-two year old winemaker looking for opportunity.  After graduating with a wine degree from Montpelier, David worked for large wineries producing significant quantities of wine while simultaneously falling in love with his Chileño bride.  David eventually decided to make his home in Chile, and two decades later, began producing wines primarily composed of Pais and Carignan from some of Chile’s most prized heritage old vines.  David is a force and one of the most generous humans we have ever encountered.  He is not only a strong voice for Viña Maitia, but he is also a tireless advocate for the artisan winemakers of Chile and continues to lead a path for his contemporaries, typically putting himself after others.  David’s wines are understated, extremely drinkable wines of great value.