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Roberto Echeverria, the President of Echeverria

In 1740, the Echeverria family moved from Basque country to Chile, where they became farmers, grape growers and winemakers, until 1923, when they purchased property in the town of Molina in Curico Valley.  With vines brought from France, they made field blends from grapes that were harvested and fermented together and sold as bulk wine, at a time when the region was awash with local wine production.  In 1978, when the grandfather of Roberto Echeverria, passed away, the family was living in the United States, where Roberto’s father, also named Roberto (and an only child), was studying economics.

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