Leyda Valley Wine

The Leyda Valley is the best known area of production in the San Antonio Valley in Chile. The reason for this is largely attributed to the fact it was the first planted area and also because the region's original source of irrigation, making viticulture possible in the valley, is here.

Leyda is known for crisp, mineral driven whites with high acidity levels and distinct aromatic quality. 

Its proximity to the ocean and thin, rocky soils comprised of decomposed granite and red clay offer perfect growing conditions for Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir, and more recently Syrah. San Antonio also grows small plantings of Riesling and Gewurztraminer which are not common in the rest of Chile, but show great potential in this area.

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  • Sauvignon

  • Carmenère

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

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Leyda Valley on Snooth

  • Montes Sauvignon Blanc Spring Harvest 2015

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    Binny's 5/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Vina Leyda Chardonnay 2014

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    A touch phenolic in the nose with green apple and peach notes. Nicely spiced palate of green apple, zesty citrus and juicy pear notes. This shows well in the midpalate with a lot of bright acidity and freshness, and turns toasty on the finish with streaks of oak and burnt lemon peel. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Vina Leyda Chardonnay 2014

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    A touch phenolic in the nose with green apple and peach notes. Nicely spiced palate of green apple, zesty citrus and juicy pear notes. This shows well in the midpalate with a lot of bright acidity and freshness, and turns toasty on the finish with streaks of oak and burnt lemon peel. Read More

    Wine review by wjudeacosta


  • Leyda Pinot Noir 2013

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    Smoke and char on the nose muting the cherry fruit or at least hiding it a bit. The palate is full of ripe cherry and cooked cranberry fruit, with streaks of tar and some earth as well. It's medium bodied but the finish has a little extra punch as it lingers with some tart fruit and earth, with some zestiness as well. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Vina Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard Garuma 2014

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    Floral honeysuckle and peach notes opening here with lemon and a bit of grassiness. Puckering lemon acidity in the mouth which is kind of single noted or at least very profoundly direct on that note, yet there is still some peach and apricot around the edges of this refreshing wine.89 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Sibaris Undurraga Pinot Noir 2013

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    Crísp wine, with cherry in the nose and hints of wood in the bottom of the cup Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Amayna Sauvignon Blanc 2009

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    Excellent. Green herby taste upfront. Very very nice. Read More

    Wine review by Rupclose


  • Anakena Ona Pinot Noir 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by tpcello7


  • 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


  • Vina Leyda Chardonnay 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


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