Chilean Wine Regions Map

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Jan 10, 2020 - The best of Colchagua Valley, Chile. Your travel guide to everything you need to know before you go. How to get there, best wine tours, best restaurants for lunch, dinner and views and where to stay in Colchagua Valley. Learn more about this wine region on Glamour and Gains By Eve luxury travel blog. As Chile’s first ‘coastal’ winemaking region, Casablanca truly put cool-climate wines on the map. Inspired by California’s Carneros region, varietals like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir have thrived here, along with intriguing expressions of cool-climate Syrah. On the Chilean side, the primary regions include the valleys of Maipo, Colchagua, and Casablanca. If you look at a map of South America, you'll see that the wine regions are fairly spread out, especially those in Argentina. It's great fun to tour them all—but if you need to settle on one or two, use this guide to help you decide.


Chilean Wine Region Geography. The majority of Chile’s vineyards are centrally located within the country. That’s because many of the Central Valley’s – which make up almost all of the individual wine appellations (sub-regions) – are flanked by both the Andes Mountain Range to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West. The Chile wine regions map can essentially be divided into three distinct sections: North, Central and South. While the North and South regions are still being developed by some innovative wine making techniques, the Central region is traditionally where most of the country’s vineyards are found.

The vineyards of Chile

The vineyard covers 200 000 ha in valleys running from the Andes to the Pacific Ocean. Chile was the sixth largest wine producing country in 2015 with a production of about 1,280 million liters (source OIV) and the fifth largest wine exporter.

European grape vines, Vitis Vinifera, arrived with the spanish conquistadors and missionaries around 1555, the variety planted then was País. Is was brought to Mexico by Hernán Cortés in 1520. In the 19th century, french immigrants and investors changed the chilean vineyard with their knowledge, new techniques and new varieties like Cabernet sauvignon, Carmenère, Malbec, Merlot and Sauvignon blanc. An interesting and surprising point, Chile has remained free of Phylloxera.

The most renowned wine regions of Chile are from north to south:

- Elqui Valley

- Limarí Valley

- Choapa Valley

- Aconcagua Valley

- Casablanca Valley

- San Antonio Valley

- Maipo Valley

- Cachapoal Valley

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- Colchagua Valley

- Curicó Valley

- Maule Valley

- Itata Valley

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- Bío Bío Valley

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- Malleco Valley

Chilean Wine Regions Map

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