It comes from Europe and genetically corresponds to Listán Prieto which originated in the Canary Islands. In Chile it is cultivated in the dry regions of Maule and Bío Bío. In these zones rests the most ancient variety in Chile. Old and twisted vines with more than 100 years of existence that now occupy the an extension of close to 7,000 hectares and are cultivated by some 8.000 producers.

The profitability that these farmers obtain from this cultivation is low and restructuring is complex since, given the soils, its practically the only variety that will grow. Each bottle of Santa Digna Estelado consumed helps to create a demand and, as such, improve the conditions for the producers of the País variety, the most traditional and antique in Chile.

With Santa Digna Estelado, Miguel Torres Chile rediscovered the “País” variety, the oldest and most traditional vine.