Explore the fine wineries in the Maule Valley and unravel the secrets of producing some of Chile's best wines
The oldest wine region in central Chile, the Maule Valley is traditionally associated with a large quantity of production of delicious wines. The wines of this territory are becoming more and more noticed on the world stage since the plantations of international grape varieties. The Maule Valley is a major producing region of the country, with its 30,000 hectares of vineyards. Located in the Central Valley, south of the famous regions of Colchagua and Maipo, it extends over 100 kilometers.
This production region alone accounts for 43% of the total area planted in the country. The grape variety, which is still the second largest in the region, is gradually giving way to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Carmenère. This vast region also concentrates a great variety of different soils appreciated by the foreign investors, settled in number here.
There is a multitude of terroir, this diversity being facilitated by the succession of great plains and low hills. The region of Maule has the largest area of vines on volcanic soils and has three times more rainfall than the capital Santiago.
The vineyards settled on the rich plains surrounding the town of Lontué and on the slopes of the coastal chain. The grapes enjoy a long period of growth on the vines and result in having a concentrated fruit during harvest. The areas of Molina and Teno are more suitable for white grape varieties. Almost all major wine companies in the country are located in the Maule Valley, which is why this is a must-visit destination in Chile. The wineries in Maule Valley have carved a niche for themselves in the International wine market.
Contact our member wineries in Maule Valley or get in touch with our local travel expert in the region to book yourself an incredible wine holiday in the heart of Chile.
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