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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Subregions of Aconcagua

  • Casablanca Valley

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

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  • Casas del Bosque

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

  • Gracia de Chile

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

  • Amayna

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

  • 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...

  • Villard Estate

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

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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


  • Indomita Pasión Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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    Wine review by Xeeran


  • Primus Red Blend 2007

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    My Rating 89: Very interesting wine. Nose green with many green field aromas. Body full with good tannins and taste of sharp fruit without being annoying Read More

    Wine review by Wolle


  • Casas del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva 2012

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    Wine review by MysteryAction


  • Von Siebenthal Toknar 2008

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    Pull our your boxing gloves! This is dense wine and wants to be decanted! So pull out that decanter and beat this wine up a bit before you imbibe. That being said, this is unusual 100% Petit Verdot and will go the extra mile, either in your glass or in your cellar 10 years from now. With such a wild and sexy perfume of berries, Toknar continues ... Read More

    Wine review by Jake Pippin


  • Von Siebenthal Carmenere 2010

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    Wine review by Jake Pippin


  • Von Siebenthal Parcela #7 2010

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    Wine review by Jake Pippin


  • Concha Y Toro Chardonnay Casillero del Diablo 2009

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    The 2009 has subdued citrus fruit but is still fairly rich and sappy.Nice acid balance and good color. My rating -- 86. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Cono Sur Especial Pinot Noir 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Ritual Pinot Noir 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


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