Maipo Valley, CHILE
Santa Rita Vineyard

Santa Rita Vineyard

Viña Santa Rita is located in the Metropolitan Region, south of Santiago in the foothill foothills of the Andes; It is causing a large thermal amplitude between day and night of 20. It has a Mediterranean climate marked by dry, hot summers, dry autumns, mild winters and frost-free spring.

The average rainfall ranging between 300 and 450 mm / year. The valley has rocky soils that allow good drainage.
This terroir is recognized as one of the best areas in the world for planting red varieties, especially Cabernet Sauvignon.

Location: 40 Km south of Santiago in the piedmont of the Andes..

Area: 1,282 ha.

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.

Climate: semi-arid Mediterranean climate. dry cold winter and moderate rains, warm summer. thermal oscillation that can exceed 20 ° C (68 ° F).
T ° annual average 13.9 ° C (57 ° F).

Average annual rainfall: 400 mm.

Soil: Alluvial soil / ground Coluvial

You can know Santa Rita Vineyard in the following excursions

SANTA RITA WINE TOUR

Santa Rita wineries were founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez Concha .In order to make their constructions possible , french technology was introduced. In Alto Jahuel one of the oldest cellars in Chile can be found.
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