“Santa Rita: A historic monument in the Maipo Valley,” in the Andean Museum
A temporary exhibit inspired by the book “Santa Rita: A historic monument in the Maipo Valley” will be on display for three months in the Andean Museum in Alto Jahuel. The exhibition will show a synthesis of the winery’s history, beginning in the year 400 AD to the present. This initiative was undertaken by the Claro Vial Foundation with the support of Viña Santa Rita through Chile’s Cultural Donation Law.
The exhibit, which was inaugurated on July 28 in conjunction with the commemoration of the Andean Museum’s 10th anniversary, is on display in the museum’s temporary exhibition hall. The show is compiled of Viña Santa Rita’s graphic history, from prehistoric times through the present. It also includes 38 images by photographer Max Donoso, who visited Santa Rita extensively in 2015 to portray the winery in every season.
The book was produced with the aid of a team of historians, archaeologists, and architects who conducted extensive research into Viña Santa Rita’s history and includes a complete iconography of the house, park, wine cellars, vineyards, and winemaking. It also relates important milestones such as the discovery of a cemetery from the Llolleo culture dating to the 5th century in the winery’s “Bodega 9” wine cellar, the story of the 120 patriots who were given shelter by Doña Paula Jaraquemada as they fought for Chile’s independence, and others.
The Andean Museum is open to the public free of charge, Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Source: Santa Rita