Our vineyards are located in Peumo, Cachapoal Valley, recognized as one of Chiles traditional winegrowing zones, and date to 1824. Peumo is located between the 33rd and 34th parallels latitude south, 140 kilometers south of the Chilean capital of Santiago, and just 65 km (42 miles) from the Pacific coast.
Climate The valley has a Mediterranean climate that is ideal for growing high quality Vitis vinifera (wine) grapes. The Coastal Range protects the vineyards by reducing the effects of the cold and moisture-laden winds from the Pacific Ocean to a level that allows the fruit to ripen effectively.
The valley has a very good weather during the growing season with no rainfall until May, which makes it the ideal place to grow grapes, inlcuding the late-ripening Carmenere.
The rainy winter (600 mm annually on average) is followed by a sunny spring with cooling breezes from the south. Summer brings a high average daytime-night time temperature oscillation of 20°C (68°F) with cold, relatively dry nights and days with high solar exposure, which helps keep pests to a minimum while promoting color and freshness in the wine. The autumn months are cool.