Colchagua Valley

Chile

Colchagua Valley

Located in Central Chile; the Colchagua Valley forms the lower half of the much more well-known Rapel Valley, and the region has been growing grapes since the 16th Century. Franciscan monks who brought viticulture over from Spain at the time of the Conquistadors were the area’s first winemakers, and even today much of the techniques are still used, especially in the wineries of Santa Cruz, which lies at the heart of the valley. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are some of the area’s most widely planted grapes, and the region’s terroir can often lend a richer, deep flavour to the grapes, due to the dry, volcanic soil.

Wines from Colchagua Valley...