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Colchagua Valley

As part of the great Rapel Valley, located in the O’Higgins Region, this famous valley is characterized by its geography, great diversity of soils and Mediterranean climate. Cool nights and gentle breezes that blow in from the coast of the Pacific and the Andes, make this region an ideal location for the production of high-end red varieties.

Caliterra Estate

The Colchagua Valley is home to our Caliterra Estate, located 200 km (125 miles) south of Santiago and 60 km (37 miles) from the coast and 150 meters above sea level (500 feet a.s.l.).

Caliterra Estate has approximately 1,085 ha (2,681 acres) with approximately 75% of untouched land and Mediterranean climate, where cool nights and gentle breezes temper the sun’s energy creating perfectly ripe, intense, concentrated and balanced wines.

The vineyards were first planted in 1997, with 210 ha (518.5 acres) of Merlot, Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah and smaller lots of Malbec. Of the initial plantations, 55 ha are today under organic management (136 acres), producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carmenere.

Hillside plantings have been introduced to reap more of the estate’s potential. 32 ha (79 acres) were added to the initial vineyards in 2005 and 46 ha (113.6 acres) of hillside Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carmenere and Viognier were added during 2008 for a total of 288 ha (711.1 acres). Rocks are abundant in the estate’s medium textured soils that range from clay-loam to sandy-loam, making it possible to obtain wines of different tipicities.

  • Colchagua Valley The founders were visionaries in identifying the potential of the Colchagua Valley