The estate where Las Ninas Carménère was born originated in the late 1990s... One day, while travelling around the world, three French families happened to set foot on Chilean soil. Here, they soon fell under the spell of the Colchagua Valley, south of Santiago. The adventurers were soon captivated by the local terroir. Some time later, they even decided to live there and follow their dream of becoming winemakers. They moved into a beautiful house in the heart of Apalta: the Casa Patronal.
As a tribute to their daughters and wives, the three fathers decided to name the vineyard Viña Las Niñas. The meaning; 'vineyard of the girls'.
The girls - las niñas - threw themselves into the work on the estate with passion and enthusiasm. They did this with such passion that even that the vines were christened in their honour. After three years of work, the first bottles left the cellars. with a quality comparable to that of the best other wines from the region....
In 2021, Joseph Helfrich, a passionate wine grower from France's Alsace region, in turn also fell under the spell of this vineyard. After some time, Joseph Helfrich therefore decided to buy the vineyard. To uphold tradition, Las Niñas is still run by one family whose ambition is to introduce the world to the beauty and richness of wines from the Colchagua Valley.