Colchagua Valley

D.O.: Central Valley / Rapel.

Located 140 kms south of Santiago, is located between 34 º 15 ‘and 34 º 50′ south latitude and 72 º 00 ‘and 70 º 15′ W.

The southernmost portion of the Rapel Valley is one of Chile’s best known wine regions and has earned much applause for its full-bodied Cabernet, Carménère, Syrah, and Malbec, and its wines regularly appear high on the world’s lists of leading wines. The majority of the wineries are concentrated in the center of the valley, although new plantations climb hillsides and explore the western frontier toward the sea.

Total hectares planted: 23,368

Hectares Planted

Cabernet Sauvignon | 11186
Merlot | 3347
Carménère | 2344
Syrah | 1072
Malbec / Cot | 393

Source: Wines of Chile

Read more about Viñas de Colchagua:
http://www.colchaguavalley.cl/en/nuestro-valle/

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Location
West coast of South América

Length
5,000 kms on the Pacific Coast (3,000 miles)

Width
Between 90 and 400 kms (54 and 240 miles)

Wine growing area
From parallel 30 to south.
1,200 kms from north to south (720 miles)

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