Aconcagua

Chile

Aconcagua

Just 60 miles north of capital Santiago, Chile’s Aconcagua Valley has been producing wines since 1870, when Maximiano Errazuriz planted 300 hectares of vines, which, at the time, became the world’s largest vineyard owned by a single owner when it was increased to 700 by his son Rafael. Grapes grown in the region include Merlot, Syrah and Pinot Noir, though Cabernet Sauvignon is the area’s most popular product, accounting for around a quarter of all wine production in the region. Named after the second-highest mountain in the World, Mount Aconcagua, the region has an interesting terroir, benefitting from the through breeze naturally created by the valley, and natural irrigation from the River running through it, also named Aconcagua.

Wines from Aconcagua...