Álvaro Galán Besoaín
Founder of Viña Galán and
from its centenary tradition
Álvaro Galán Besoaín
Wine tradition in Galan’s family started at the beginning of last century, with Manuel Galan Nilo. He arrived to Molina, a town located in the privilege valley of Lontue, to practice as a doctor in the town. A few years later, in 1914, Manuel purchased “Los Olivos” Vineyard, starting with the wine tradition in our family.
Later Alvaro Galan Besoain, the youngest of his sons, started working in different wine activities, becoming a recognized wine broker in Chile. He in turn, shared to his children the love and passion for the work, the country and the vines. That was how in 1991, along with his three sons, Alvaro, Jorge and Francisco, they bought the current lands of Galan Vineyards.
Alvaro, the eldest of the children is the general manager of the company, while Jorge and Francisco are the enologist and commercial manager respectively.
Today Galan Vineyards, with his fourth generation, directs management to the production of high quality wines, showing the world the privileged national terroir for the production of wines. Currently, the annual production is exported to more than 20 counties in Asia, Europe and America.
The trade name “Vitivinícola Siete Tazas Ltda” was adopted in honor of one of the most recognized area of the Maule region. Inside the “Radal Siete Tazas National Reserve”, you can find seven waterfalls and respective “cups” that Claro’s river of Molina has formed over thousands years.
Manuel Galán founded Viña Galán,
with the acquisition of the vineyard Los Olivos.
Álvaro, Manuel’s son, realizes the Installation of new
production warehouses for national sales.
Current vineyards are acquired and the new wine cellar is built with modern technology and barrel room. A sustainable drip irrigation system is implemented.
Galán Vineyard consolidates itself as a brand and with this begins the export
of wines worldwide.
Presence in more than 40 countries with 60 own brands
The vineyard strengthens its presence in the US market with the opening of a commercial office, and own warehouses for distribution.
The offer is expanded with the production of different formats and strains, which, under strict quality standards, facilitate customer and consumer loyalty.
Our Presence in the World
To be recognized worldwide for the excellence of our wines
Produce wines of excellent quality that exceed consumer expectations
Sustainability & Ethics
As a company and from our mission we understand sustainability in a holistic way with the environment, our crops, productive processes, our corporate social responsibility and human relations. All elements mentioned above are considered with our collaborators as single element.
- Manually harvested crops
- Drip irrigation systems.
- Water dosage Systems in productive processes.
- Recycling of solid waste. Pomace and stalks are delivered to productive enterprises of winemaking supplies.