Chile has a string long-standing commitment to protection of wild areas, sustainability and community. Such integrity is reflected in their Organic Wines and Living Soils. Located in the southern cone of Latin America on the western coast, Chile is a country of nature. With coastal areas and a passion to protect plants and vines, Chile has been able to protect treasured wine varieties such as Carmere that became exting in Europe du to plagues. There are many regions that continue to strive after the resurgence of wine production in the 1980s in this treasure of the Americas.
Aconcagua, Casa Blanca and San Antonio Valley
Located at 961ft (293 mt) of elevation, 60 miles away from Santiago, and closer to the tropic than any European winery, the Region of Aconcagua is a gem in Chile. It encompass the DOs of Casa Blanca, San Antonio, Leyda and others. Enjoy the coastal white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and even Riesling that is thriving in this region.
Cochalgua and Cachapoal Valley
Some of Chile’s finest red wines are made in the Central Valley where Cochalgia and Cachapoal sub-regions are located. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, and Syrah. This is one of the most promising wine regions in the Country and the quality of their red wines are recognized worldwide. The famous Chilean Winery Concha y Toro is located here. We also recommed you to explore Los Vascos, Veramonte, VIK and Lapostolle.
The southern most region of Chile is dominated by plantings of Carignan, Muscat of Aleandria and Pais (aka Mision, aimed more at domestic consumption), although producers are beginning to plant more international grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. There is some historical evidence that the first vines arrived to Itata Valley in the 1550s making it the first wine region of Chile.
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