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Melchor de Concha y Toro

Melchor de Concha y Toro Businessman, lawyer, Chilean politician and Marquis of Casa Concha by the Spanish Crown.

Son of Melchor Santiago de Concha y Cerda and of Damiana de Toro Guzman. Studied at the Instituto Nacional (National Institute) and at the faculty of law of the University of Chile, receiving his law degree on January 17, 1857. When he entered the University of Chile Faculty of Law, he presented a historical book commended by the university titled Chile during the years 1824 through 1828.

In 1883, the Marquis Melchor de Concha y Toro entered the wine-making industry by deciding to plant wineries in the valley of the Maipo River. He was responsible for bringing over French seeds, of the Bordeaux region, and hired a French etnologist Monsieur Labouchere. From this personal project, the Concha y Toro winery was born.

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