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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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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  • Balduzzi

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

  • Casa Donoso

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

  • Vina La Reserva de Caliboro

    Searching for a new "Terroir" in the wine valleys of Chile was comparable to a treasure hunt. Fir...

  • J. Bouchon

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


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

  • Viña Segu

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

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  • 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

  • Urban Carignan 2013


    Pleasing medium-to-big bodied red. Notes of blueberry and a little sweetness in the nose. Nicely balanced. We had this with pasta and it went very well. You could also pair this with roasted meats or fowl. Read More

    Wine review by ncmathsadist

  • Casas Patronales Syrah Reserva 2011


    Good value like most of their wines. Needs some time to breathe. Bone dry but nice medium bodied hearty rustic red with earthy, leathery, and hints of the darkest fruits. 86 / 100 , also interesting to note I have drank 4 bottles and actually have noticed slight variation the previous one was somehow better than the current one. ?? Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo

  • Papi Demi Sec Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    Too sweet Read More

    Wine review by sharirl

  • Garage Wine Co Perverso NV


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Chilensis Carmenere Reserve 2012


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    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Vina Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Gran Devocion 2010


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    Wine review by mark

  • J. Bouchon Maule Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Especial 2011


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    Wine review by mark

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

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