Casablanca Valley

Located 80km west of Santiago, 26km from the Pacific Ocean, the Casablanca valley offers ideal conditions for maturing the grapes slowly, allowing them to maintain their flavor and intense aroma. It has a semi-arid Mediterranean climate with marine breezes at dusk which lower temperatures, causing high thermal oscillation between day and night.

Casablanca Valley

Its soil is of alluvial origin of fine and sandy texture, low moisture retention capacity and very low natural fertility. These soil and climate conditions make this valley the ideal ecosystem for the production of very specific grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Merlot.

Location

Between Santiago and the  Pacific Ocean, 80 km. 49.7 miles from Santiago.

Surface

312 ha.

Varieties

Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Climate

Mediterranean thermal conditions. Temperature variation of 20ºC between day and night. Proximity to and influence from the sea.

Average annual temperature

13,4 ºC (56 ºF).

Average annual rainfall

450 mm.

Soil

Relatively poor and dry, resulting in low yields and high concentration of varietal characteristics.