Aconcagua Wine

To the north of Santiago is the Aconcagua Valley, a small winegrowing area of just 1,098 hectares best-known for its production of red wines. In fact, Aconcagua has earned international prestige as one of Chile’s highest regarded wines. In 2004, Vina Errázuriz’s “Seña”, an iconic Bordeaux-style blend and one of the premier reds of Chile, placed ahead of both Château Lafite and Château Margaux in the Berlin Tasting, a milestone for the Chilean wine industry likened to the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris.

Aconcagua experiences a Mediterranean climate with 8.5 inches of annual rainfall and boast variety of soils dominated by clay and sand in the east and granite and clay in the west. The area is also home to the America’s highest point, Mt. Aconcagua. At 22,828 feet, the snowcapped mountain provides adequate water to the vines below.

The valley also runs along the river that stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Andes and experiences significant Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Carmenère

    History of the grape: Carmenère was once widely planted in Bordeaux’s Medoc for its deep color and unique gaminess. I...

Subregions of Aconcagua

  • Casablanca Valley

    Casablanca Valley, Chile’s premier cool-climate coastal region, offers wine lovers an elegant s...

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  • Villard Estate

    Established in 1989 by Thierry Villard as Chile’s first family premium boutique wine company.  Ov...

  • Viña San Esteban

    Viña San Esteban continues to change and improve as the demand for quality wines increases in wor...

  • Viña Casablanca

    In Casablanca Winery we are committed to creating quality wines, with a distinctive personalit...

  • Vina Sena (Robert Mondavi/Eduardo Chadwick)

    In the Spanish language, the word Seña is rich with nuance and meaning. It implies a distinguishi...

  • Veranda

    VC Family Estates SA has proposed a new concept in wineries. This project, whose central focus is...

  • Amayna

    The Amayna wines have excelled in all categories as a luxury product at a reasonable price. Accol...

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  • Vina Leyda Chardonnay 2013

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    Classic Chardonnay on the nose with well judged oak adding vanilla and spice note to the core of pineapple and citrus fruits that pick up a touch of mango with air. A leading edge of creamy richness quickly gives way to tart acids that drive the green apple, pineapple, and lime flavors across the palate. This has some heft to it but the great ac... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Apaltagua Chardonnay Unoaked Reserva Casablanca Valley Chile 2013

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    Almost gingery on the nose with real richness of ripe fruit all spicy apple, poached pear and grilled pineapple laced. This smells terrific and has some of the character of oaked Chardonnay coming from some of the creamy, leesy notes. Rich in the mouth, polished and round with bright, well integrated acidity lending the flavors, which verge on o... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Th Pinot Noir Leyda By Undurraga 2012

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    Very smooth Read More

    Wine review by DCStar


  • Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    For fans of Sauvignon Blanc, this is a competent all-arounder. Good acidity, with some hints of fruit and minerals. For me, it had a relatively dry, light, and crisp finish. It's hard to beat for what you spend. Read More

    Wine review by jwhittenknapp


  • Root 1 Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Sweet peach, lemon verbena and asparagus greet the nose. Made in a fairly tart and lean style, this kicks off with a bright jab of acid that is quickly covered by the core of moderately rich and round fruit. Not particularly complex, this reveals subtle green citrus, grapefruit, and under-ripe melon flavors on the palate that lead to a pithy, r... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Concha Y Toro Chardonnay Casillero del Diablo 2008

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    This Chardonnay was tasted at six years old and was amazingly young tasting. It's fruit is doing well and has a lemon, toast and honey character. Nice wine for the money. My rating-- 88. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Montsecano Refugio Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir 2012

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    There was something funky going on when I opened this. Slightly fizzy and a strange aftertaste I can't really describe. Possibly a second fermentation? I tried it again the night after and the fizz and strange aftertaste were gone and it tasted a little better. However it was far from what I remember tasting back in Santiago. Read More

    Wine review by BradoP


  • Chardonnay Organic Natura Emiliana Casablanca Valley 2009

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    Had this wine with a lovely dinner in Santa Fe NM.It was very delicious--smooth and mellow. Very tasty so started to buy it on line now. Recommend heartily. Read More

    Wine review by monybabs


  • Emiliana Chardonnay Natura 2012

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    Wine review by Austinista


  • The Show Pinot Noir 2011

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    Three thieves winery? Wha...da...hell... they stole all the good pinot and replaced it with this... Nose was pretty good, dark berries and cassis but muted. Missing a bit of a kick in the nostrils. Slightly bitter taste with a mildly acidic finish. Definitely not a "Show" stopper but not bad for a daily drinker. Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


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