The cellar of “La Reserva de Caliboro” was built at the end of the XIX century with the purpose of producing wines for the Caliboro estate.
The structure, made of thick mud brick walls, gently opening on the surrounding land, is composed of three high impressive naves. The mud walls provide amazing insulation during both summer and winter creating an ideal place for winemaking.
The cellar was used in its original form until the end of the XX century.
There are many stories about it, among them tells of how Don Chindo, the local cellar master, was so thin that he was able to get into the oaks to clean them or of how Don Fernando Solar Manzano, the former owner of the Estate, kept a white owl which lived in the cellar. The white owls protected the cellar from the invasion of mice for generations. Due to its mystic atmosphere, it was the ideal place for celebrations, such as the wedding of the older daughter of Don Fernando.
In 2005, after few years of inactivity and the birth of “La Reserva de Caliboro”, Count Francesco Marone Cinzano decided to rebuild the impressive structure with an ambitious project. He aimed to redeem an emblematic symbol of the local Chilean rural patrimony by the conservation and the restoration of the building. He gave great care to the surrounding environment and introduced the most modern winemaking equipment imported from Italy.
This cellar, combining ancient and modern elements, is the outcome and the frame of Count Marone’s exciting project: the rigorous research of high standards in the making of high quality wines where the secular experience of family tradition in winemaking combines with the constant attention given to the contribution of modern technology.