Casa Lapostolle is the newest venture of the Marnier-Lapostolle family, founders and proprietors of the world-renowned liqueur, Grand Marnier. While best known for producing spirits and liqueurs, this celebrated family has been involved in winemaking for generations in France. Originally winegrowers in the Loire Valley, the Marnier-Lapostolles continue this vintner tradition today as owners of Chateau de Sancerre, as well as Casa Lapostolle. In creating Casa Lapostolle, the Marnier-Lapostolle family has pursued the same uncompromising approach to quality that made Grand Marnier a worldwide success. Their objective is simple as it is ambitious; to create world-class wines using French expertise and the superb terroir of Chile. After just four vintages, well-deserved critical acclaim has established Casa Lapostolle as one of the world's premier producers of wine. The strict adherence to traditional French winemaking techniques, combined with state-of-the-art facilities and a superb microclimate in the Rapel Valley, have made Casa Lapostolle one of the new shining stars in the world of wines today. When the Marnier-Lapostolle family decided to expand their fine wine business, they conducted extensive studies of vineyards throughout the world. They sought the ideal climate and soil conditions for the creation of truly world-class wines and found them, after an exhaustive search, in Chile, in the Rapel Valley, 100 miles south of Santiago. Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, Chairperson of the new Casa Lapostolle Winery, wisely recruited world-renowned winemaker Michel Rolland to create their selection of distinctive New World wines. Protected by coastal mountains, the area enjoys warm days and cool nights, ideal growing conditions for producing perfectly ripe, balanced grapes. A $3 million renovation of the winery was undertaken to update all facilities, insuring the preservation of balance and the natural pure fruit character in the wine. The Marnier Lapostolle family has vowed that Casa Lapostolle will remain a small winery, producing only limited quantities of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc, in order to insure that its wines will always be of the highest quality. And just one taste of this estate's wine will tell you why Robert Parker Jr. and other wine critics have been singing the praises of Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle: her mission is simple, she creates only the best at Casa Lapostolle.