• VALLE DE COPIAPÓ
  • HUASCO VALLEY
  • ELQUI VALLEY
  • LIMARÍ AND CHOAPA VALLEYS
  • ACONCAGUA VALLEY
  • VALLE DE SAN ANTONIO
  • CASABLANCA VALLEY
  • MAIPO VALLEY
  • VALLE DEL CACHAPOAL
  • VALLE DE COLCHAGUA
  • CURICÓ VALLEY
  • MAULE VALLEY
  • ITATA VALLEY
  • CAUTIN VALLEY
  • OSORNO VALLEY
  • BÍO BÍO & MALLECO VALLEYS

Copiapó Valley / Atacama

Copiapó, the northernmost wine producing valley recently included in the country’s wine producing zones, is part of Chile’s Atacama region and home to the driest non-polar desert in the world. In this desert climate, small winemaking projects are irrigated with water from natural oases. Most of the vineyards in Copiapó are planted with Pisco grapes. used for the production of this national grape distillate.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Moscatel De Alejandría 3,1
Pais 1,8
Tintorera 1,0
Malbec 0,8
Cabernet Sauvignon 0,8
Viognier 0,8
Sauvignon Blanc 0,5
Chardonnay 0,5

Huasco Valley

Huasco is a new frontier and discovery for Chilean wine. Located on the border of the Atacama Desert, under this extreme climate it can make exceptional wines. This region can be subdivided into 2 regions: Huasco Costa and Huasco Alto. In Huasco Costa, about 20 km from the Pacific Ocean, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Syrah wines grow under the cool coastal influence with the influence of morning fog and strong breezes from the Pacific coast. The combination of these factors, together with the calcareous soils, produces elegant and complex wines, with marked natural acidity and mineral and saline notes. On the other hand, in Huasco Alto, inland from Vallenar, known as the Alto del Carmen region, fresh, sweet and aromatic wines have historically been produced under the name of “pajarete”, a blend of different muscatel grapes – very aromatic – grown at more than 1,100 meters above sea level.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Chardonnay 9,3
Sauvignon Blanc 7,2
Pinot Noir 6
Syrah 5,3
Merlot 3,5
Garnacha 2,6
País 1,9
Malbec 1,7
Carmenère 1,2

WINERIES

  1. Kunza

Elqui Valley

Elqui es una región ubicada en la Región de Coquimbo, famosa por su clima árido y sus cielos cristalinos ideales para la observación astronómica. A pesar de estas condiciones, los viñedos de la zona han encontrado su lugar en las montañas, donde el suelo rústico ofrece un entorno perfecto para el crecimiento de la vid. Las cepas principales de la región son el Syrah para los tintos y el Sauvignon Blanc para los blancos, y producen vinos excepcionales. ¡Un lugar ideal para disfrutar de la naturaleza y el vino!

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Pedro Jiménez 93
Syrah 76
Sauvignon Blanc 64
Pinot Noir 25
Tintorera 22
Moscatel 17
Malbec 12
Cabernet Sauvignon 11

WINERIES

  1. Viñedos de Alcohuaz

EL VALLE DE CHOAPA Y LIMARÍ

In just 15 years, Limarí has gone from being a valley famous for its petroglyphs, production of pisco and goat cheese, to an area that stands out for its top quality wines, such as its high-end, fresh and mineral Chardonnay. This variety, together with Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Pinot Noir, have adapted very well to the coastal area of the valley. This area produces wines of great character thanks to factors such as the maritime influence and its semi-arid climate with morning fog known as ‘Camanchaca’. Limarí has complex and varied soil compositions, but it is also one of the few places in Chile with calcareous soils, all of which give a special sense of identity to the elegant wines of the region. Recent exploration of the mountainous areas of the valley near Río Hurtado, have produced very good examples of Malbec with vineyards planted between 1,600 and 1,800 meters above sea level. This area has also become known as a producer of exceptional sparkling wines made using the traditional method.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Chardonnay 780
Syrah 332
Pedro Jiménez 282
Tintorera 215
Sauvignon Blanc 196
Pinot Noir 155
Pinot Gris 134
Moscatel De Alejandría 86
Cabernet Sauvignon 83

WINERIES

  1. Tabalí

VALLE DE ACONCAGUA

Its basin is formed by the Aconcagua River, which runs from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. On its banks there are alluvial and colluvial terraces that are ideal for growing grapes. Red varieties have a long tradition in the inland valley near the Andes, while Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, cold climate-loving varieties, are thriving and showing excellent results in the coastal zone of the valley.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Cabernet Sauvignon 402
Carmenère 219
Sauvignon Blanc 202
Syrah 189
Chardonnay 171
Pinot Noir 154
Petit Verdot 53
Merlot 52
Malbec 51

WINERIES

  1. San Esteban
  2. Viña Von Siebenthal

VALLE DE SAN ANTONIO

The small and relatively new San Antonio Valley has three main sectors, Leyda, Lo Abarca and Rosario, making it an area in continuous evolution. The soil is characteristically thin and rocky as a result of the valley’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean, producing white wines renowned for their minerality and intense acidity as well as reds full of concentrated fruit and natural lingering acidity. With steep coastal hillsides that are home to the area’s vineyards, the San Antonio Valley shows great potential for the production of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Further inland are some of the best and most intense cool-climate Syrahs in the country.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Sauvignon Blanc 1.008
Pinot Noir 527
Chardonnay 266
Syrah 82
Riesling 22
Sauvignon Gris 12
Gewurztraminer 6
Merlot 5

WINERIES

  1. Casa Marín
  2. Garcés Silva
  3. Leyda

VALLE DE CASABLANCA

Chile’s pioneering cool-climate wine region, Casablanca, is known for the Pacific maritime influence that cools its climate, the morning fog that settles in the valley, and the old granitic clay soils that create a rich tapestry of terroirs, all factors that contribute to making this valley one of Chile’s leading white wine producers. The higher, warmer, frost-free elevations are conducive to red varieties such as Merlot and Syrah, while the lower, cooler areas are favorable for vibrant whites with a distinctive minerality that make Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay the Casablanca Valley’s most iconic varieties.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Sauvignon Blanc 2.235
Chardonnay 1.420
Pinot Noir 853
Merlot 238
Syrah 107
Gewurztraminer 46
Pinot Gris 39
Riesling 28
Viognier 36

WINERIES

  1. Casas del Bosque
  2. Veramonte
  3. Emiliana
  4. Matetic
  5. Loma Larga
  6. El Rosal
  7. Indómita

VALLE DEL MAIPO

The Maipo Valley is one of Chile’s most renowned wine regions and has earned its reputation for being the cradle of excellent and renowned red wines. Its vineyards are privileged with a mild Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. The region has eastern vineyards located in the foothills of the Andes and western vineyards that extend to the sandy soils of the Cordillera de la Costa. The main variety planted is Cabernet Sauvignon, characteristically complex with well-structured tannins. Other red varieties that thrive in the valley are Merlot, Syrah and Carménère.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Cabernet Sauvignon 5.517
Merlot 890
Syrah 869
Carmenère 709
Sauvignon Blanc 604
Chardonnay 602
Tintorera 454

WINERIES

1. Baron Philippe de Rotschild
2. Carmen
3. El Principal
4. Odfjell
5. Viña Maipo
6. Santa Rita
7. Sur Andino
8. Viña A & A
9. Haras de Pirque
10. Gandolini
11. Concha y Toro
12. Santa Carolina
13. Cousiño Macul
14. Piedra Sagrada
15. Domus Aurea
16. Santa Ema
17. Pérez Cruz
18. De Martino
19. Palo Alto
20. Besoain
21. Tres Palacios
22. Forajidos
23. Chada
24. Los Quiscos
25. Aquitania
26. Viña Teillery

VALLE DEL CACHAPOAL

The northern half of the greater Rapel Valley has traditionally been known for its red wines, particularly Carménère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which represent approximately 80% of the region’s total production. The valley has varied microclimates that create the right environment for a wide range of wines, from cool-climate varieties in the elevated vineyards in the foothills of the Andes, to warmer varieties in the areas surrounding Lake Rapel along the coastal hills. In this valley, the gentle breezes from the Pacific Ocean and the clay soils synergize to create one of the most outstanding Carménère producing regions in the country.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Cabernet Sauvignon 4.003
Carmenère 2.003
Merlot 1.257
Tintorera 907
Chardonnay 787
Syrah 605
Sauvignon Blanc 575
Malbec 224

WINERIES

  1. La Rosa
  2. Los Boldos
  3. Vik-Millahue
  4. Morandé
  5. Clos de Luz
  6. DeCruz
  7. San José de Apalta
  8. Bodegas Tagua Tagua
  9. Viña Anakena
  10. Lagar de Codegua
  11. Valle Secreto

VALLE DE COLCHAGUA

Located in the southern half of the Rapel Valley, the Colchagua Valley has evolved over the last twenty years from a quiet expanse of farmland to one of the largest and most active wine regions in the country. The relatively low elevation of the coastal hills allows the Pacific breezes to interact with the Andean winds, cooling the valley and extending the ripening period of the region, which benefits the preservation of acidity in the grapes, generating reds of excellent color, great freshness and very good cellaring capacity. The vast majority of the wine produced here is red, with a particular propensity for the production of Carménère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, although recent plantings near the coast have also proven to be a region with great potential for cool-climate white wines.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Cabernet Sauvignon 11.928
Carmenère 3.657
Merlot 3.132
Tintorera 2.509
Syrah 2.153
Chardonnay 1.935
Sauvignon Blanc 1.688
Malbec 867
Pinot Noir 412
Viognier 287

WINERIES

1. Bisquertt
2. Casa Silva
3. Conosur
4. Koyle
5. Los Vascos
6. Luis Felipe Edwards
7. Montes
8. Ventisquero
9. Viña Las Niñas
10. Top Wine
11. Encierra
12. Maquis
13. Viu Manent
14. Nobel
15. Maturana Wines
16. Altamana
17. Santa Helena
18. Viña Marchigue
19. MontGras
20. Ravanal
21. Dagaz
22. Átomo Wines

VALLE DE CURICÓ

With a winemaking tradition dating back to the 19th century, the Curicó Valley, with its centuries-old vineyards, is to this day one of the most revered, diverse, and largest winegrowing areas in Chile. The region has a wide diversity of soils of volcanic and alluvial origins, with loamy and clayey textures, different moisture contents and retention levels, which also allows the most appropriate soil condition to be chosen for each variety and thus express its maximum potential. The Mediterranean climate, with hot days with adequate solar radiation and cool nights, provides the thermal amplitude necessary to obtain quality grapes. Similarly, the annual rainfall of 600 mm, concentrated mainly in the winter months, creates a vital balance between the vigor of the plants and the production of healthy grapes. This especially favors the production of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvingnon Blanc, which are the main varieties planted in the Valley.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Sauvignon Blanc 4.570
Cabernet Sauvignon 4.461
Merlot 2.079
Tintoreras 1.788
Chardonnay 1.597
Carmenère 1.259
Syrah 534
Malbec 377
Pinot Noir 363

WINERIES

1. Aresti
2. Echeverría
3. Requingua
4. Valdivieso
5. La Ronciere
6. Miguel Torres
7. San Pedro Tarapacá
8. Viña Korta
9. Viña Torrealb
10. I Wine
11. Folatre
12. Pirazzoli
13. Kinast

Maule Malley

Chile’s largest winegrowing region is also one of the most diverse in terms of geography and climate, encompassing the Andes to the east, the flat, sunny valleys along the central corridor and the coastal hills to the west, allowing both red and white varieties to find an optimal terroir in which to be grown. With a Mediterranean climate and a strong influence of the cold wind from the Andes Mountains at night, which increases the daily thermal oscillation and reduces the period of maximum temperatures, helping the fruit to ripen slowly and in good condition. Unlike many other growing regions in Chile, the Maule Valley has no maritime influence, but maintains a favorable diurnal temperature differential. These climatic conditions impart a characteristic aromatic intensity to the Carménère, characteristically full of spice and black pepper from this region, and allow Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to thrive as well. Maule is also home to some of the country’s oldest vineyards, dry-farmed viticulture and head training, an excellent area to find exceptional Carignan.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Cabernet Sauvignon 10.568
Pais 5.991
Merlot 2.865
Sauvignon Blanc 2.726
Carmenère 2.201
Chardonnay 2.100
Tintoreras 1.640
Syrah 1.623
Carignan 726
Malbec 583

WINERIES

1. J. Bouchon
2. Terranoble
3. Viña Las Veletas
4. Viña Alto de Quilipin
5. El Aromo
6. Via Wines
7. Gillmore
8. Balduzzi
9. Invina
10. Kod Kod

Itata Valley

With more than 500 years of history, the Itata Valley, one of the oldest winegrowing areas in the country and whose name means “abundant grazing” in Mapudungún, since it was the Mapuches who inhabited the area before the arrival of the conquistadors, is geographically located in the Bío-Bío region, in the province of Ñuble. Its humid Mediterranean climate, the presence of lower temperatures than in other valleys and well-differentiated seasons, sandy, granitic soils rich in minerals give rise to high productivity and favor traditional varieties such as País and Moscatel de Alejandría, which predominate in the region. Currently, the wineries are trying to rescue this ancient winemaking legacy that had been forgotten by cultivating fine varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Merlot, Tintorera, Semillon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, among others, with a focus on organic production and high quality standards.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Pais 3.877
Moscatel De Alejandría 3.675
Cinsault 831
Cabernet Sauvignon 754
Chasselas 250
Chardonnay 211
Merlot 199
Carmenère 175

WINERIES

  1. Aristos
  2. Castellón

VALLE DE CAUTÍN

El Valle de Cautín, en la Región Austral del extremo sur de Chile, es un lugar especial donde se dedican unas pocas hectáreas a la producción de vino. Dentro del valle, encontrarás dos subregiones: Perquenco y Galvarino.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Pinot Noir 51
Chardonnay 32
Sauvignon Blanc 6
Riesling 2

VALLE DE OSORNO

Copiapó, the northernmost wine producing valley recently included in the country’s wine producing zones, is part of Chile’s Atacama region and home to the driest non-polar desert in the world. In this desert climate, small winemaking projects are irrigated with water from natural oases. Most of the vineyards in Copiapó are planted with Pisco grapes. used for the production of this national grape distillate.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Pinot Noir 13
Chardonnay 9
Sauvignon Blanc 7
Riesling 2
Sauvignon Blanc 1

VALLE DEL BÍO BÍO Y MALLECO

The Bío-Bío Valley marks the real transition to the deep south of Chile, which was previously considered too southern for viticulture, although in recent times it has been joined by the Austral Region, even further south. The cool climatic conditions are favorable for Burgundian varieties, Chardonnay and especially Pinot Noir are offering very promising results. It is also a suitable area for other white varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling south of the Biobío River. With a cold and windy climate in the vicinity of the Bio Bio, even in summer, its rainfall reaches 1,100 mm per year. Its soils are naturally sandy and stony, and the organic fluvial deposits make it fertile and productive. Malleco, located between the Andes and Nahuelbuta mountain ranges, is the smallest and southernmost sub-zone that extends up to 40º. The Malleco Valley is the cradle of cool-climate varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

MAIN VARIETIES (HECTARES)

Pinot Noir 615
Chardonnay 417
Pais 315
Moscatel De Alejandría 304
Sauvignon Blanc 301
Riesling 100
Gewurztraminer 61
Cinsault 55

WINERIES

  1. Vinos Baettig