Argentina & Chile

Appellations

The reputation of Chilean wine has improved considerably over the last decade. Indeed, while the majority of production is centred around red, varietally labelled wines that offer great value for everyday drinking, there is an ever-growing number of serious, quality focused winemakers who are making use of exceptional terroirs that have often been described akin to wine-growing paradise.
A subzone of the Curico district, Colchagua is one of finest areas in Chile for the production of red wines.
Curico is a region in Central Chile that is effectively split into two. Vineyards in the eastern zone benefit from the cooling Andean air drifing down from the mountains, while those in the west are warmer and dryer. Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc plantings dominate.
A prime, maritime-influenced region of Chile that is particularly suited to the production of the cool climate style wines. This is a new up and coming region that has already established itself a fi
In the far west of Argentina lies the wine growing region of Mendoza. The largest and most important wine growing region in the country, who's skyline is dominated in the west by the imposing peaks of the Andes, and whose vineyards sit, on average, between 600 and 1100m above sea level. Climatically ideally suited to wine growing with clearly defined seasons, healthy levels of rainfall and little threat to the vines. Malbec is perhaps the regions most impressive success, but quality conscious growers are now experimenting with a host of other varietals.