The winery was founded in 1954 by Máximo Valdés, a prominent politician and businessman with great experience in the wine world, who began the plantation of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
The winery took the name “Santa Alicia” in honor of all the women in the Valdés family who have had that name generation after generation.
The Heller Solari family, the owners of the Bethia group, felt inspired by this traditional family-run business and acquired full ownership of the winery in 2011. Bethia has become one of Chile’s largest, most dynamic and diversified business holdings. Since its early days, the Group has had a special interest in agricultural activities. This, together with the privilege of pursuing the noble tradition of making wine and the excitement of opening new markets, motivated the group to grow and consolidate its wine business by creating its wine holding Bethwines.