For many years, Juan Cúneo Solari, the son of an Italian immigrant, dreamed of having his own vineyards in order to produce exceptional wines.
At a time when the Chilean wine industry was pursuing quantity over quality, Mr. Cúneo sought to produce premium wines.
In 1993, he finally founded his winery in the Casablanca Valley and named it Casas del Bosque. He was one of the first to plant in the area. Since then, the valley has seen a boom in popularity, and Casas del Bosque remains one of the few family-owned wineries.
The great forests of ancient pine, olive groves and the small, abandoned white adobe houses since gone were the key factors in determining the name of the vineyard and the family home, resulting in the name Casas del Bosque, or “Houses of the Forest.”