In central Chile, formed by coastal hills to the West and the foothills of the Andes Mountains to the East
250 meters above sea level
Warm, but cooled by ocean breezes and riverine influence
Free-draining granitic soil on the slopes with silts and clay from the river
Warm and dry but cooled by ocean breezes, the Colchagua Valley enjoys a textbook climate for growing red grapes, very similar to the Napa Valley. Combine this sunny climate with the rich, fertile soils of the valley floor, and you get one of the few appellations where the difficult and extremely slow to ripen Carmenère grape can flourish.