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Aconcagua Valley
Pronunciation Guide: ah-kohn-KAH-gwa (Valley & D.O.)


Denomination of Origin: Aconcagua
Region: Aconcagua  Sub-Region: Aconcagua
Complementary Area: Entre Cordilleras

Located 65 km (40 mi) north of Santiago. At 22,828 feet (6,956 meters), Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, towers over the valley and its snow-capped peak lends beauty and essential water to the valley below. Red grapes have long grown in the interior, but new coastal plantations are proving the valley’s potential for white wines as well.

Mediterranean climate: 215 mm (8.5 in) of rain per year.

Soils: clay and sandy to the east; granite and clay to the west.

Terrific Results: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carmenere, and coastal Sauvignon Blanc.

Hectares Planted

Cabernet Sauvignon

303 ha (749 acres)


90 ha (222 acres)


63 ha (156 acres)


155 ha (383 acres)

Sauvignon Blanc

117 ha (289 acres)


64 ha (158 acres)

Pinot Noir

99 ha (245 acres)

Cabernet Franc

61 ha (151 acres)


Total Hectares planted: 952 ha (2352 acres)


Aconcagua Valley