Chile

Chile is a long, narrow country that is geographically and climatically dominated by the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The climate is varied with the northern regions being very hot and dry compared to the cooler, wetter regions in the south.

Chile has a long viticultural history dating to the 16th century when the Spanish conquistadors and missionaries brought Vitis vinifera vines with them as they colonized the region. In the mid-19th century, French wine varieties were introduced. In the early 1980s, a renaissance began with the introduction of stainless steel fermentation tanks and the use of oak barrels for aging. The climate is a midway between that of California and France. The most common grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère. So far Chile has remained free of phylloxera louse which means that the country's grapevines do not need to be grafted.

Casablanca,

Casablanca valley’s wine production is growing.

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Central

Within the Central Valley there are four wine growing regions subregions: the Maipo Valley, the Rapel Valley, the Curico Valley and the Maule Valley.

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Maipo

Maipo Valley is located in Center Chile.

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