Chile’s Wine Growing Regions

Although most Chilean wine production takes place in the Central Valley, there are a variety of gorgeous sub regions that have success in production as well.

Aconcagua is located in Chile’s northern region and is characterized by a hot and arid climate. This climate best suits the production of red wine, generating mostly Cabernets. In the cool coastal region Casablanca stands out as Chile’s most notable sub-region. Casablanca has been successful in producing world class Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, along with some notable Pinot Noir. Rapel is a sub region in Chile known for its variety. The changing climates and range of soils make the region difficult to characterize although it produces its fair share of Merlots as well as Viognier and Pinot Noir. To the south the regions of Curico and Maule are characterized by fairly ordinary wines although, the region’s cooler climate has landed some success for a few independent wineries.

Aconcagua
Errazuriz
Vina San Esteban

Casablanca
Kingston Vineyards
Veramonte
Villard

Rapel
Caliterra
La Palma
Terra Andina
Torreon Paredes
Tuniche

Curico and Maule
La fortuna
Balduzzi
Calina
Casas Patronales
Vina El Aromo
Terranoble Wines