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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Sauvignon

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Carmenère

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

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  • Leyda Carménère Classic 2007


    I noticed the word "tangy" in the keywords above and that really is a great way to describe this wine. It's very fruity with bright strawberry flavors. Very fruit forward throughout, but due to the cool growing conditions there's a minerality and tangy, tartness as well. Its pretty simple, but was a crowd pleaser Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Leyda Carménère Classic 2007


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    Wine review by EPerdomo

  • Leyda Carménère Classic 2007


    Typical Carmenère, with hints of chocolate and raisins. Smooth and full-bodied, this wine doesn't excel through subtlety, but for those who like Carmenère wines, it's a pleasure to drink. Read More

    Wine review by Hiram

  • Viña Leyda Lot 21 Pinot Noir 2006


    Red fruits and herbs on the nose, crisp but balanced tannins and a hint of smoke on the palate. Smooth finish with lingering red berries in the aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by jharlas

  • Vina Garces Silva Chardonnay 2005


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    Wine review by Jenfoye

  • Clava Sauvignon Blanc Viã±a Quintay Casablanca Valley Chile 2007


    GIving this an extra glass on the rating for the nose alone. The grapefruit is so direct it made me step back. Really impressive and delicious with other citrus behind it. Read More

    Wine review by jasonkauf

  • Leyda Carménère Classic 2007


    Hankittu kaksi pulloa kesällä 2008 Silja Linen kellarista. Toinen nautittiin hyvässä seurassa juustopiiraan kyytipoikana, toinen itsenäisyyspäivänä kera valkosipuliperunoiden ja paahtopaistin. Pehmeä, täyteläinen, ja sopivan runsas. Erinomainen viini. Read More

    Wine review by Outi

  • Amayna 2006


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    Wine review by xflx

  • Vina Garces Silva Amayna Pinot Noir 2005


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    Wine review by glaucio silva

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