Wines for Paws

A portion of the purchase price of these wines is donated to Project Paws Alive.

To Order Please Use The Benefit Wines Order Link Here.

We have partnered with Benefits Wines to fundraise for
Law Enforcement K-9 Equipment and Pet Oxygen Mask kits.
Six wines are available from LaFortuna Vineyards.
All are directly shipped to you upon ordering.

The Wines:

WinesForPawsCabernet Sauvignon

With a deep ruby red color, ripe berry aromas and intensely fruity character, this medium bodied Cabernet Sauvignon will delight with its smooth, velvety and well structured tannins. Delicious when served with lasagna, beef casseroles or spicy food. This vegan friendly wine is produced using  certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard.  Best served at room temperature.

Sauvignon Blanc

A crisp, mouth-watering Sauvignon Blanc with refreshing tropical and citrus fruit flavors and a clean well balanced finish. Delicious when served as an aperitif or with creamy pasta or grilled fish. This vegan friendly wine is produced using  certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard.  Best served lightly chilled.

wine_cellar_colorPinot Noir

An elegant red displaying the typical varietal aromas of Pinot Noir with layers of ripe red fruit flavors. It’s soft and fresh on the palate with a long lingering finish; delicious when served with roast chicken or seafood. This vegan friendly wine is produced using  certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard.  Best served at room temperature.

Chardonnay

A luscious Chardonnay with a golden yellow color, full of ripe peach, melon and pineapple fruit aromas followed by soft creamy notes on the finish. Delicious when served as an aperitif or with fresh fish or seafood. This vegan friendly wine is produced using  certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard.  Best served chilled.

Merlot

Deep and bright ruby red color, displays black pepper and ripe red fruit aromas; soft and well balanced in the mouth shows the typical spicy character of the variety. Ideal when served with pastas, roasted turkey and spicy food. This vegan friendly wine is produced using  certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served at room temperature.

Malbec

A medium bodied and soft Malbec will delight with plums, leather and chocolate overtones. With well-balanced acidity it provides a juicy and easy drinking red wine.  This vegan friendly wine is produced using  certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served at room temperature.


seccion_3The Vineyards:

The Benefit Wines offered – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc are imported from LaFortuna Vineyards in Lontue Valley, Chile.

LaFortuna Vineyards: In 1918, Mr. Modesto Guell Coll arrived in Chile from Tarragona Spain. He came to Chile following the steps of his ancestors, all of them dedicated to the land and to wine making.His commercial ability allowed him to buy his first property at the Penon farm, located 15 km south from Santiago, now known as the Great Santiago.
In 1942 Don Modesto Guell sold El Penon and with a great commercial vision, he purchased La Fortuna farm located 200 km south of Santiago. He planted the property with fine grapevines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc.During this time, Don Modesto’s son, Daniel Guell Galofre joined his father and helped him to continue the family tradition, producing better wines each time.  Anticipating market  demands, Daniel planted different kinds of grape varieties, and he put all his effort into improving the harvest system and the quality of the fruit which was sold mainly in bulk to the big wineries.
Once again the Guell’s vision took them to loftier accomplishments. In the late forties the current cellar was built consisting of 16 cement vats holding 55,000 liters each, 80 oak casks with 30,000 liters of capacity each, 45 stainless steel tanks with 1,200,000 liters and one automatic bottling line of 2,000 bottles per hour.

The La Fortuna brand has been in the market since 1950. Nowadays the third Guell generation, headed by Don Daniel Guell Galofre and his son Luis Daniel Guell Borlando, maintain the tradition of producing wines with the same dedication and passion as their predecessors.  The old cellar, located in the Maule Region of Lontue Valley, has turned into a modern one, replacing parts of the old concrete and oak vats into stainless steel tanks. Modern equipment such as pneumatic presses, cooling systems and all the necessary infrastructure to produce the high quality wines that the international markets demands has been introduced.

seccion_43Taking advantage of the excellent sanitary conditions of Chile, and maintaining the old traditions in  land cultivation, La Fortuna has transformed into one of the most important players in the organic wine production in all of Chile.

La Fortuna maintains the following certifications:
Clean Prduction Certified – HACCP Certified Organic – IMO-Swiss
Fair Trade Certified- FLO-CERT Germany