Bío-bío Valley Wine

Over the past twenty years, Chilean wineries and winemakers have been discovering new and interesting terroir and microclimates. Among these areas is one of the most Southern-reaching areas of Chile, the Bío Bío Valley.

Innovative winemakers are pioneering the discovery of which wine varieties and styles adapt best to the region, In each valley they have been making strides exhibiting just how their individual microclimates can generate wines which uniquely express the terroir.

Today, innovative winemakers are focusing on the exploration of the unique microclimates of each region. Through their research, they have discovered which grapes work best in the region and also how the wines portray stylistic expression.

Bío Bío,(pronounced BEE-o Bee-o), has just 446 hectares under vine . Here Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have recently stolen the spotlight and are the wines to watch from this region.

Their extreme southern position gives them warm days and more daylight than Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

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Bío-bío Valley on Snooth

  • Still in the Completely Different realm--well, at least, different enough.  Another gift from b-i-l.  This one was from one of his semi-regular fishing trips down to Baja.  Sad to report, I did not get any fish, this time. Vena Cava 2012 "Big Blend."For afficionados of labels, I think ths is one of the coolest I've ever seen.  The name"Vena Cava... Read More

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  • Cono Sur Single Vineyard Riesling Block 23 Rulos del Alto 2013

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    Cono Sur rarely disappoints - whatever the price point. This Riesling is from an intermediate offering and has characteristics of a 2 year old Alsatian wine from an uncharacteristically warm vintage with petrol, stewed peach, apple, musk and ginger on the nose. The palate is treated to a clean, slightly warm (alcoholic) flow of spiced peach th... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Porta Chardonnay 2013

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    This is a lighter style Chardonnay from Chile with minimal fruit and tart character. Lemon notes dominate but the excess acid really is a noticeable flaw. My rating-- 79 Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Viña Cono Sur Gewürztraminer NV

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    fabulous 5 Read More

    Wine review by bennie1234


  • Llai Llai Pinot Noir 2009

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    Dark earth, wood, cherry aromas, which are fairly low-key and balanced. Vanilla is a bit forward. Vegetative and herbal notes come out on the body, with candied red fruit on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Sheffield Cellars Llai Llai Chardonnay 2008

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    Light golden hue, aromas of star fruit, apples and stone fruits; flavor notes of tropical tree fruits, lime and yellow apples, balanced across a soft, moderate finish. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth


  • Llai Llai Pinot Noir Bio Bio Valley 2010

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    Vibrant Garnet color makes the subtle taste surprising. Cherry, oak, peppers and earthiness. Loving it! Great value at $12.99 Read More

    Wine review by RLBennett


  • Llai Llai Pinot Noir 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Sauvignon Blanc Bío Bío Porta Reserva 2009

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    Tart, citrusy, but also earthy or minerally giving it more weight; a medium-bodied wineRated 88 points by International Wine Cellar. Read More

    Wine review by Wezie


  • Viña Cono Sur Gewürztraminer 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Dtsuyuki


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