About the Region

The Central Valley (Valle Central) is the main growing area for Chilean wine, however it’s not one valley/ region – it’s more of a "catch-all"  designation for wine made across four regions - Maipo, Rapel, Curico and Maule. The "Valle Central" starts just South of Santiago in the Maipo Valley and extends South for nearly 250 miles to the River (Rio) Bio Bio. The Northern end is warmer and, as a result, is more red wine dominant; and at the Southern end whites rules with lots of new plantings on varietals that are "new" to Chile but generating excitement such as Riesling and Gewürztraminer.