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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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Carmenère

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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 Fine Wines

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

  • Casas del Bosque

    Casas del Bosque is located 70 km from Santiago, the capital of Chile, and 30 km from one of t...

  • Amayna

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

  • Veranda

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  • Gracia de Chile

    VC Family Estates of the Corpora Group was founded in 1989 in order to elaborate fine high qualit...

  • Viña Casablanca

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

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  • 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


  • Natura Chardonnay 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


  • Natura Chardonnay Valle Casablanca Organic 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


  • Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2011

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    Hugely aromatic with lots of pineapple and mango fruit layered over a base of fine, toasty and allspice laced oak. This start out on the palate with fairly big power, then broadens on the palate in a lush, creamy style. The flavors are rich with vanilla, mango and melon, along with some creamy pineapple fruit towards the back of the palate. The ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Chono Pinot Noir Leyda Valley Reserva 2011

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  • Casas del Bosque Chardonnay Gran Reserva 2007

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  • Errazuriz Syrah Max Reserva 2010

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  • Cono Sur Especial Pinot Noir 2011

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    A plenitude of soft red berry scents hit the nostrils with raspberry predominating with a dab of strawberry; there is also a dolop of dense red licorice whip. On the palate, there is good fruit and density - mouth-filling and rich with a bit more sweet cherry than on the nose. Finish is medium and juicy. Excellent value without the belt leath... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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