Terroir

Explore our sustainable growing regions in Chile.

Colchagua Valley

(34°26’08.2″S 71°23’11.4″W)

Type of Soil: Clay
Distance to the Coast: 36 miles
Elevation: 450 ft
Average Temperature: 73 F
Planted Vines: 60 acres
Irrigation: Drip

The Colchagua Valley is situated 130 km (81 mi) south of the Chilean capital of Santiago, the southernmost portion of the Rapel Valley. The area has a Mediterranean, moderately dry and warm climate, with four clearly defined seasons including warm summers and rainy winters (annually rainfall of 595 mm (23.2 in)). With high diurnal temperatures our grapes are slow ripening, which maintain acidity, color intensity and bold flavors in red varieties.

Limari Valley

(30°38’52.1″S 71°24’38.7″W)

Type of Soil: Limestone
Distance to the Coast: 18 miles
Elevation: 400 ft
Average Temperature: 75 F
Planted Vines: 24 acres
Irrigation: Drip

The Limarí Valley is characterized by a humid microclimate due to coastal fog called “Camanchaca”, a cooling fog which creeps into the valley from the west each morning and retreats as the sun rises over the Andes and shines on the vines in the afternoon. With less than 4 inches of rainfall per year, this microclimate, combined with a unique limestone bed buried under Limarí Valley’s alluvial clay soils, is perfect for growing grapes. Lower elevation also means less shade, for the brilliant sunlight and higher temperatures that promote vigorous grape growth.  The wines show a very appealing flinty quality resulting from a desert soil rich in minerals, calcium and salt.

Curico Valley

 (35°13’04.8″S 71°12’49.8″W)

Type of Soil: Clay, Sand and Granite
Distance to the Coast: 40 miles
Elevation: 784 ft
Average Temperature: 78 F
Planted Vines: 250 acres
Irrigation: Drip

The Curicio Valley is situated 185 km (115 mi) south of the Chilean capital of Santiago, the northeast portion of the Maule Region. Like the southern tip of Spain, they share a similar latitude of 35°S.  Our vineyards are planted in the eastern part near the Andes Mountains which is the coolest portion within the Curico valley.  Influenced by the Mediterranean climate this region is one of the best regions in Chile to produce consistent Sauvignon Blanc with fresh, lively acidity.

Maule Valley (Cauquenes)

(35°53’43.9″S 72°01’04.6″W)

Type of Soil: Limestone
Distance to the Coast: 34 miles
Elevation: 405 ft
Average Temperature: 71 F
Planted Vines: 80 acres
Irrigation: Drip

Our vineyards are located in the Tuvutén Valley, Maule Region, and are characterized by their undulated topography and heterogeneous soils. With a sub-humid Mediterranean weather, it shows well marked seasons, high amounts of sunlight, and annual rainfall of 25 inches.  These conditions allow the valley to present a wide thermal fluctuation, allowing an adequate growing and ripening of the grapes, giving, as a result, fruit that presents a better varietal expression.