VIK is a jaw-dropping marvel in Chile’s Millahue Valley. The magnificently striking property was created with the goal of creating wine that would be among the greats, while introducing a groundbreaking vineyard and travel experience with art, sustainability, innovation, and world-class design at its core. Since its inception, the property has thoughtfully built on its mission, introducing a truly unparalleled and transformational hospitality experience, garnering international acclaim for both its portfolio of wines and the retreats that bring the destination to life.
Vik Chile and Puro Vik - the breathtaking retreats - and the remarkable VIK Vineyard and Winery, are the foundation for VIK which, since its debut, has drawn visitors from across the globe to enjoy a pioneering experience unlike anything else. A vineyard and hospitality wonder, VIK embodies the perfect fusion between the human experience, land, climate, sustainability, and high technology. With holism as its guiding force, the entire VIK experience is centered on the concept that every element comes together to create a truly exceptional, innovative, and singular experience for visitors. A trip to Chile is not complete without visiting VIK, a worthy diversion for any traveler.
In 2004, visionaries, Alex and Carrie Vik set out with the goal of making one of the world’s best red wines. After a 2-year scientific search they found the best terroir in South America’s Millahue Valley, part of the Cachapoal Valley. Alex and Carrie later embarked on an architectural competition, which ultimately led to the selection of Pritzker Prize candidate Chilean architect Smiljan Radic as the principal architect and designer for the winery. Set amongst the mountains and sweeping valleys with the soaring Andes mountains in the distance, the winery features an unprecedented design, which is at once state-of-the-art, highly sustainable, and a spectacular visual display. Thoughtfully designed to have minimal impact on the landscape, the winery prioritizes natural viticultural and winemaking processes to efficiently optimize natural resources. The winery’s world-renowned family of wines includes VIK, Milla Cala, La Piu Belle, and La Piu Belle Rosé. Each of the wines is truly unique and has shown continued improvement with the release of each vintage, pointing to the incomparable nature, unique biodiversity, complexity of the terroir and exceptional viniculture.
Working in tandem with VIK Winery is Vik Chile, the avant-garde retreat, and Puro Vik, the newest concept retreat. Designed by Alex and Carrie in collaboration with Marcelo Daglio, Vik Chile has 22-rooms and is strategically positioned to offer 360-degree views across the 11,000-acre property. The visually stunning retreat features pioneering design and an extensive collection of artworks by Chilean and international artists, many of which were created specifically for the retreat. VIK encourages visitors to indulge in a true immersion through world class wine and culinary experiences. VIK also offers a range of activities from the leisurely to the active, for every type of traveler going far beyond guests’ high expectations.