Maipo Valley Wine


Southwest of Santiago lies the Maipo Valley, arguably the most famous wine producing region in Chile and it is also one of the largest totaling over 10,000 hectares of area under vine. Though the Maipo Valley is not Chile’s oldest wine region, it is often referred to as the most traditional. Due to the areas proximity to Santiago, many of Chile’s oldest, largest, and most established wineries have found a home in the Maipo Valley including Concho y Toro, Cousino Macul, and Santa Rita.

In the Maipo Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates vine plantings – accounting for more than 50% of the wines produced, Merlot accounts for 10%. Overall, the Maipo Valley is a predominately red wine region and has an 85/15 split of red to white wines.

The Maipo Valley covers a large area of Chile spanning from the east of Santiago to the west of the Pacific Ocean. Within this area there are three sections, Alto Maipo, Central Maipo, and Coastal Maipo. Each offers its own, unique style of wine Read more »

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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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  • Carmen

    Viña Carmen was founded in 1850 by Christian Lanz, who named the winery in honour to his beloved ...

  • Viña Casa Rivas

    Winemaking processes at Casa Rivas are oriented to produce Premium quality wines. To this end, ea...

  • Viña Maipo

    Focused in the international market and in the needs of diverse groups of consumers. Vina Maipo h...

  • Viña Morandé

    Viña Morandé was founded in 1996 with the aim of producing innovative wines of great quality, wit...

  • Viña Tarapaca

    Viña Tarapacá Ex Zavala came into being in the nineteenth century, in 1874, and was then named "V...

  • Vina Perez Cruz

    ARCHITECTURE Pérez Cruz modern installations are reflected in its winery building architecture, ...

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  • Vina Haras de Pirque Albis Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere Maipo Valley Chile 2006


    Had this with a Thanksgiving meal the other day at Hotel Andaluz. I thought it a good, solid Cabernet Blend. Nothing fantastic, but a step upwards from some of the others I have had while dining out...Here is a review I found that says it better than I can, though I think it drinking well now...'The Wine Advocate - "The flagship 2006 Albis is a ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Vina Maipo Merlot 2013


    Sabor ligero, buen cuerpo y aroma. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Santa Ema 60/40 Barrel Select 2011


    Red fruit,some oak. Medium to full mouthfeel. A bit too acidic... Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Antiyal Kuyen 2011


    Organically grown Very perfumed on the nose with lovely ivy, floral and sweetly herbal aromas framing a core of red fruit. With air an assertively toasted oak note replaces much of the early perfume. Really smooth in the mouth, slippery even, this has a very appealing texture with flavors that shift between the peppery blue fruit of Syrah and ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Antiyal Kuyen 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • Santa Ines Chardonnay 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • Santa Rita Merlot Reserva 2011


    Ruby color. Médium body and aftertaste. (cabernet sauvignon 120) Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Santa Alicia Carmenere Reserva 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Vina Chocalan Inspira Carmenere 2011


    A bold nose with spice and pepper on the front end. A mouth feel of complexity. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Vina Chocalan Inspira Sauvignon Blanc 2013


    Bright floral with a good amount of aromatic citrus notes, hint of minerality, very floral. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

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