Founded in 1796 and located in the mountainous Aragua Valley, ours is more than a home. It has withstood wars, revolutions, invasions, even dictators. There has always been sugarcane and since 1830 there has always been rum. Hacienda Santa Teresa represents the character to succeed, no matter what the world throws at you.

A young German merchant named Gustav Julius Vollmer

A family owned rum distillery

Our story started in 1796, when the Hacienda Santa Teresa was founded. Coffee, cocoa and sugar cane grew, the main raw materials for rum.

In 1830 a young German merchant named Gustav Julius Vollmer arrived in Venezuela and met a woman of revolutionary blood named Panchita Rivas and the two eventually married in 1830. And so the Vollmer family was born: their descendants run Santa Teresa to this day.

A generous community spirit

We believe that the exceptional balanced smoothness of our rum is only made possible by working in harmony with the exceptional natural beauty of our surroundings. It’s for this reason that we’re inspired to improve the communities around us, investing in their future to instill values and ideals that help future generations flourish.

SANTA TERESA 1796 bottle

Santa Teresa 1796

rugby ron

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