Why Visit Aconcagua Valley?
The beautiful Aconcagua Valley is found at the feet of the Andes mountains and is known to offer fantastic red grape varieties such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère. It is in the region of Valparaiso, situated around 90 km north of the capital, Santiago, and is one of the five principal wine regions in Chile. The vineyards in Aconcagua Valley are currently located anywhere from 50 to 1000 metres above sea level. The weather conditions and diversity in the soil also help to enhance the grape's intensity and flavour.
There are more than 950 hectares of vineyards in the region and a river, of which the valley obtained its name from, which flows westward from Argentine and between the slopes of the mighty Andes mountains. Many of the major wine-growing areas are found by the river which brings fresh meltwater to the valley which also contributes to the premium quality of the wines.
This Chilean wine country offers jaw-dropping views of the central area of which it is located. Those who book their wine holidays here will get to sample some of Chile’s finest wines produced from the thriving and fertile Aconcagua Valley. The region itself is very narrow with the steepest slopes which add character and depth to its surroundings.