|Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in Chile amongst those established in the 19th century that continues in the hands of the original founding family. The company remains 100% under family control, producing limited quantities of fine wines. |
The mission of Cousiño Macul is to produce world-class wines that are unmistakably Chilean, carrying the distinctive character of the Maipo Valley.
The name of the winery is derived from the family name of its founder (Matías Cousiño), plus the name given to the area where the estate was built, within the Maipo Valley: the company name implies “the Cousiño estate at Macul”. “Macul” is a word from the language spoken by the indigenous people before the discovery of America; the language is Quechua, and Macul in Quechua means “right hand”.
A graduate of the Pontifical University, Rosario Palma Corralles has held several esteemed positions at renowned wineries around the world. After studying agronomy with a specialty in Enology, Rosario joined the Cousino-Macul team early in her career from 2003-2004. She also worked the alternate 30-04 season in Oakville, for Kendall Jackson. She then went on to work for Borsao, as well as various wine regions in Spain, Italy, France and Germany.