Armador Sauvignon Blanc is a new wine in our product portfolio. It is a fresh challenge for us as this product opens our current mix to white wines. Throughout the history of Odfjell Vineyards we have been principally working with reds in our higher end wines, until now. Many of our importers and distributors around the world had been requesting a white wine to complement our Armador red wines, hence the development of this Sauvignon Blanc.
Dan Odfjell discovered and fell in love with a small corner of the famous Maipo Valley, Chile. Born of rain in Bergen, Norway, he could not resist the attraction of the austral sun in this Virgilian setting. Serendipity would later show that he had found land in Chile's premium red-wine-producing valley, where vitis vinifera has been cultivated since the 17th century. And where a soothing coastal breeze produces a microclimate conducive to distinct and beautiful wines. This was the start of their journey, the start of what we today know as Odfjell Vineyards. In the bygone days of the sail ships, wine provided a safe drink for long voyages. Dan Odfjell, a norwegian 'armador' (shipowner), perpetuates this legacy by making wines to sail from Chile across the seven seas.