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Dramatic geographic and climatic changes from west to east make Chile an exciting frontier for wines of all styles. Chile’s entire western border is Pacific coastline, its center is composed of warm valleys and on its eastern border, are the soaring Andes Mountains.

Chile’s central valleys, sheltered by the costal ranges, and in some parts climbing the eastern slopes of the Andes, remain relatively warm and dry. The conditions are ideal for producing concentrated, full-bodied, aromatic reds rich in black and red fruits. The eponymous Aconcagua Valley—hot and dry—is home to intense red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot.

The Maipo, Rapel, Curicó and Maule Valleys specialize in Cabernet and Bordeaux Blends as well as Carmenère, Chile’s unofficial signature grape.

Chilly breezes from the Antarctic Humboldt Current allow the coastal regions of Casablanca Valley and San Antonio Valley to focus on the cool climate loving varieties, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Chile’s Coquimbo region in the far north, containing the Elqui and Limari Valleys, historically focused solely on Pisco production. But here the minimal rainfall, intense sunlight and chilly ocean breezes allow success with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The up-and-coming southern regions of Bio Bio and Itata in the south make excellent Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Spanish settlers, Juan Jufre and Diego Garcia de Cáceres, most likely brought Vitis vinifera (Europe’s wine producing vine species) to the Central Valley of Chile sometime in the 1550s. One fun fact about Chile is that its natural geographical borders have allowed it to avoid phylloxera and as a result, vines are often planted on their own rootstock rather than grafted.

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  • Almaviva Red 2016 Front Label
    Almaviva Red 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Maipo Valley, Chile
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  • Tarapaca Gran Reserva Carmenere 2017  Front Label
    Tarapaca Gran Reserva Carmenere 2017
    Carmenere from Maipo Valley, Chile
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  • Hacienda Araucano Humo Blanco Organic Pinot Noir 2018 Front Label
    Hacienda Araucano Humo Blanco Organic Pinot Noir 2018
    Pinot Noir from Chile
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  • Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
    Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo Valley, Chile
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  • Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Carmenere 2016 Front Label
    Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Carmenere 2016
    Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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  • Neyen Espiritu de Apalta 2014 Front Label
    Neyen Espiritu de Apalta 2014
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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  • Hacienda Araucano Clos de Lolol Red 2015  Front Label
    Hacienda Araucano Clos de Lolol Red 2015
    Other Red Blends from Chile
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  • Los Vascos Le Dix 2015  Front Label
    Los Vascos Le Dix 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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  • Montes Alpha Series Syrah 2017 Front Label
    Montes Alpha Series Syrah 2017
    Syrah/Shiraz from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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  • Primus The Blend 2015 Front Label
    Primus The Blend 2015
    Other Red Blends from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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  • Ritual Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir 2016 Front Label
    Ritual Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir 2016
    Pinot Noir from Casablanca Valley, Chile
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  • Hacienda Araucano Gran Araucano Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
    Hacienda Araucano Gran Araucano Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile
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  • 1865 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Front Label
    1865 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo Valley, Chile
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  • Rogue Vine Super Itata Tinto 2016  Front Label
    Rogue Vine Super Itata Tinto 2016
    Cinsault from Chile
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  • Odfjell Aliara 2013 Front Label
    Odfjell Aliara 2013
    Other Red Blends from Chile
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  • Apaltagua Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Front Label
    Apaltagua Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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  • TerraNoble Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
    TerraNoble Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile
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  • Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Front Label
    Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2017
    Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca Valley, Chile
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  • Ritual Casablanca Valley Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Ritual Casablanca Valley Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Casablanca Valley, Chile
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  • Cousino Macul Finis Terrae 2013 Front Label
    Cousino Macul Finis Terrae 2013
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Maipo Valley, Chile
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  • Cono Sur 20 Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
    Cono Sur 20 Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile
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  • Aresti Family Collection 2014 Front Label
    Aresti Family Collection 2014
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Curico Valley, Chile
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  • Lapostolle Le Rose 2018 Front Label
    Lapostolle Le Rose 2018
    Rosé from Chile
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  • Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Casablanca Valley, Chile
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