In 2004, Alexander Vik, a Norwegian entrepreneur, proposed the creation of a world-class vineyard to produce a unique wine. To find the best terroir, he undertook meticulous soil studies, analyses that covered all of South America.
The studies and the ongoing work in the vineyard and at the winery are led by Patrick Valette.
In 2006, Alexander Vik chose the best terroir with optimal climatic conditions for grape growing and purchases 4,325 hectares (10,688 acres) in Chile. The specific location chosen was the Millahue Valley, or “Place of Gold”, as named by the indigenous people, located on the north slope of Chile's Apalta Valley.
Here “VIK” was born and it embodies the perfect fusion between man, experience, land, climate and the most advanced technology.
Our vineyard, or “Place of Gold”, is located in the interior of the valley among innumerable gorges, offerering us a variety of unequaled terroir and small microclimates – each with distinct exposures and cooled by coastal breezes -- giving it the complexity sought after, assuring us that we are on track to reach our objective of producing the best wine in South America.