Chilean Wine Regions
Pronunciation Guide: ee-TAH-ta (Valley); Southern Region (D.O.)
Denomination of Origin: Itata
Region: Southern Regions Sub-Region: Itata
Complementary Areas: Costa, Entre-Cordilleras, Andes
The northernmost sector of the 3-valley ‘Southern Region,’ Itata is no newcomer to wine. Some of the earliest vineyards were planted near the port city of Concepción during colonial times. Today the region features a blend of old and new as new vertically positioned vineyards spring up alongside the ancient bush vines, providing plenty of opportunity for exploration and growth. Is located 400 km (250 mi) south of Santiago.
Mediterranean climate. 1,100 mm (43.3 in) of rain per year.
Soils: Alluvial soils, clay and sand.
Terrific Results: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay.
442 ha (1093 acres)
Moscatel de Alexandria
5,576 ha (13779 acres)
4,572 ha (11298 acres)
98 ha (242 acres)
87 ha (215 acres)