CHILEAconcagua


ACONCAGUA IS    @Valparaiso

  • WHITE= Sauvignon Blanc 9%, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon 22%, Carmenere 15%, Pinot Noir 8%, Merlot 6%, Cabernet Franc, Syrah

GEOGRAPHY Chile, Zona Central, North of Santiago-City(65km.), LATITUDE: 32.6° S

  • BORDERS-Central Valley(South-West), On~Pacific~Ocean~
  • Sub-Zones/ DO.’S- Aconcagua Valley DO., Casablanca Valley DO., Marga Marga Valley DO., San Antonio Valley DO., Zapallar DO.

TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Aconcagua) SLOPES/ Andes Mountains

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Loam, Clay, Sandstone

CLIMATE Mediterranean

  • Interior- Dry, Cooled by Andes
  • Coast- Cooled by Pacific/ Humbolt Current

VITICULTURE 1,200ha. Planted

CULTURE Aconcagua Takes Its Name From Aconcagua Mountain.(South America’s Highest Peak)


**Aconcagua Valley Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase Maps at Delongwine.com


ACONCAGUA VALLEY DO.     @San Felipe

  • WHITE= Sauvignon Blanc 12%, Chardonnay 7%
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon 31%, Syrah 16%, Carmenere 12%, Pinot Noir 10%, Cabernet Franc, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot
  • GEOGRAPHY- Chile, REGION-Aconcagua, LATITUDE: 32° S
    • North-East of Valparaiso-City(    km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Aconcagua), On~Aconcagua~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Alluvial
    • West- Granite, Clay      East- Clay, Sand
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE- 1,400haPlanted
  • CULTURE-
    • PIONEERS~ ~Maximiano Errazuriz~ Founded Errazuriz Winery 1870
      • ~Eduardo Chadwick~ Current Costodian
  • SUB-ZONES Of ACONCAGUA VALLEY
    • COAST Quillota
      • Estate/ Producers- Ardoleda, Montes
    • INTERIOR Hijuelas, Catemu Panquehue, Llaillay, San Felipe
      • Estate/ Producers-
    • ANDES Santa Maria, Calle larga, San Esteban
      • Estate/ Producers-
    • Estate/ Producers-(Not Found In Demarcated Sub-Zone) Errazuriz(Produces…Sena Collaboration/ Mondavi), Von Siebenthal

CASABLANCA VALLEY DO.      @Casablanca

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Chile, REGION-Aconcagua,  @Hw.#68, LATITUDE: 33° S
    • North-West of Santiago-City(80km.), South-East of Valparaiso-City(    km.)
    • Near Pacific Ocean(25km.), (30km. West-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Casablanca)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Clay, Sand, Decomposed Granite
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Maritime Influence
    • Spring Frost, Morning Fog(Named Camanchaca), Influence by Humboldt Current
  • VITICULTURE- 6,000haPlanted
    • CHALLANGESNenatodes– Pest That Kills Roots…Grafting Need
  • VINICULTURE- Wine From Casablanca Valley Possess Pronounced Salinity.
    • Estate/ Producers- Aresti, Los Barbaros(Nat.Pro.), Casas Del Bosque, Casa Marin, Dominique Derain, Dos Almas, Echeverria, Emiliana, Esperando, House of Morande, Indomita, Kalfu, Kingstone, Loma Larga, Mar(Sparkling), Matetic, Montsecano(4ha.), Morande, Quintay, Re, Ritual, Santa Rita, Tapihue, Veramonte(404ha.), Ventisquero, Vina Morande(Belen)(129ha.), William Cole, Yali
    • Vineyards- Los Boldos, Kingston, Tapihue
  • SUB-ZONES Of CASABLANCA VALLEY
    • LO OVALLE
      • Geography- Casablanca Valley
      • Estate/ Producers- Catrala
    • LAS DICHAS

SAN ANTONIO VALLEY DO.     @San Antonio

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Chile, REGION-Aconcagua(South), LATITUDE: 33° S
    • West of Santiago-City(80km.), West of Coastal Mountain Range
    • On~Pacific~Ocean~(Near/ 3km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(San Antonio)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Calcareous, Granite, Clay
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Maritime Influence, Humboldt Current
  • VITICULTURE- 2,300haPlanted
    • CHALLENGES– Wind, Fog
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Estate/ Producers- Cono Sur, Leyda, Matetic, MontGras, Quinta Cruz, Tarapaca, Undurraga
    • Vineyard- Cipreses, Pierce Ranch
  • SUB-ZONES Of SAN ANTONIO VALLEY
    • MALVILLADistrict
    • LO ABARCADistrict
      • Estate/ Producers– Casa Marin
      • Vineyards- Miramar
    • ROSARIODistrict
    • LEYDA VALLEYDistrict  **Refer to Leyda Valley DO. For Detailed Information

LEYDA VALLEY DO.     @San Antonio

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris
  • RED= Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Chile, REGION-Aconcagua(South), In San Antonio Valley DO.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Leyda), LATITUDE: 33° S
    • On~Pacific~Ocean~(Near)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary
    • Clay, Loam Over a Granite Base, Bedrock From Jurassic Period(200 Million Years)
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Maritime
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Amayna, Aresti, Casa Marin, Echeverria, Garces Silva, Kalfu, Leyda, The Show, Undurraga, Ventolera, Ventisquero, Vina Marty, Volcanes de Chile
    • Vineyards- Kadun, Las Brisas, Neblina
  • SUB-ZONES Of LEYDA VALLEY
    • CARTEGENADistrit
    • ALGARROBODistrit
    • SAN JUANDistrit
    • SANTO DOMINGODistrit

MARGA MARGA VALLEY DO.     @

  • WHITE= Frontigan
  • RED= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Chile, REIGON-Aconcagua(South), Valparaiso
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Valley(Marga)
  • VITICULTURE- ?   haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Oro Blanco

ZAPALLAR DO.     @San Antonio

  • WHITE= ?
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvingon, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Chile, REGION-Aconcagua(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Montes


**Refer to BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.