Wines of Chile 101
Taking a look at the where, what, whys and whens of Chile
From the Start
While recognizing that within each wine producing region one will encounter variations, there are some regions that stand out for a particular variety or style of wine.
In the north of the country vineyards in the ocean cooled Limari Valley are proving particularly well suited to Chardonnay and Syrah, which has also found a home further north in the adjacent Elqui Valley.
As you move further down south through Chile you come to the historic heart of wine production in the country, and the source of some truly outstanding Cabernets, Bordeaux blends, and the Carmenere that are emerging as Chile’s true stand out wines. Maipo, Cachapoal, Curico and Maule valleys are the key regions, though on the coast in both Casablanca and San Antonio fabulous white wines are being produced, primarily from Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.