Maule Valley Wine


Maule is Chile’s largest winegrowing region, with over 31 thousand hectares under vine, and is also one of country’s oldest and most diverse valleys. As new traditions mix with the old, it is common to see vineyards full of old bush vines that were once Pais, the mission grape of Chile, revamped by more boutique wineries either by grafting new varieties onto the old rootstocks or by replanting new varieties in the vineyards.


Being so large, the region offers distinctive microclimates for both red and white wines, though it is best known for its powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and aromatic and spicy Carmenere wines. Overall, the soils are rich, volcanic soils, though certain areas of the valley have varying soil types. For example the area of Empedrado is dominated by slate soils.


The Maule Valley is dry and sunny and has a low annual rainfall of 28 inches, but the nights can be very cool. As a result, the grapes have a long growing season which allows for optimum 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • Viña Calina

    Viña Calina is situated atop a gentle slope overlooking the northern Maule Valley midway between ...

  • J. Bouchon

    A winery without a past is like a wine without character. At J. Bouchon, above all else, we belie...

  • Casa Donoso

    Our Guest House, an 19th Century Colonial Home, is especially designed to make your stay an unfor...

  • Viña Segu

    The "Segu" vineyards are located in Melozal, in the Maule Valley, 300 kilometers south of Santiag...

  • Balduzzi

    The Balduzzi family has experience in winemaking since the 17th century. Its origin is located at...


    The tradition of Viña Cremaschi Furlotti starts in Italy with my great-grandfather ", indicates P...

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  • Casas Patronales Carmenere 2014


    2014 vintage as impressive as 2013, medium to full bodied dry Chilean red with dark fruit, earth, and coffee notes, smooth finish for this price point $6 what are you kidding me all day, barefoot and yellowtail got nothing on this one, their Merlot is good too, 87 pts and six bucks at my store Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo

  • Sierra Batuco Red Blend Reserva 2013


    a pleasant taste and blend indicating the wine from Chile is becoming exceptional. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Casas Patronales Merlot 2015


    Pretty good for the price, medium bodied dry, earthy with some dark fruit and red fruit notes, also like a hint of black coffee typical of Chilean reds. Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo

  • I sure would enjoy touring vineyards on a Segway!  Yes EM, that link that ... tried a wine or two from the Maule Valley in Chile so I can understand you enjoying a wine from that regio Read More

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  • Clos Ouvert "Primavera" Maule Valley 2012


    Originally I was going to score this an 88 but the more I think about the uniqueness of the wine I upped it a notch. Why? The combination of herbal notes - sage, cilantro, what have you, combined with coffee and bubblegum - yes, bubblegum - and dark berry fruit really stood out. It was enjoyable and easy to drink, except when you had to stop and... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Alfasi Mistico Cabernet Sauvignon Semi-Sweet 2012


    better than any sweet wine used for Passover! That being said and the fact I do not like a "sweetened" wine I struggled through it and wondered how the Cab would have tasted without the added sugar?? Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Miguel Torres Estelado Rose Santa Digna


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    Wine review by fsufans

  • Tonight I attended our second tasting of Chilean wines at the Crystal City Wine ... ... Syrah-Malbec blend from Maule Valley.  They were all very nice and as such I bought one each of the first three, then three of Syrah-Malbec blend which was very tasty to me.  The Sauvignon Blanc and Carmenere are more of a simple wine style, while the Chard... Read More

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  • Denada Cellars Red Blend 2012


    Carmenere is the overriding grape, here, as it always is.Flavors are characteristic of that verital. Dry finish. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Terranoble Reserva Carmenere 2012


    Full bodied, sexy red. Pairs well with strong and/or spicy flavors. Enjoyable as a stand alone drinking wine Read More

    Wine review by goodenpd

  • Papi a wonderful sweet red. It has body, it is sweet but not a dessert wine.

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