The Colchagua Valley is one of the largest and very promising wine regions situated around 130 km south of Santiago at the foothills of the Andy mountain range. The region boasts one of the best Carménère in the country together with powerful and fruity Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are giving as well great results and showing the character of the region. The climate is very hot but the relatively low altitude of the coastal hills allows the Pacific breeze to blend with the Andean winds, which cools the valley and increases the maturation period of the region, which is very important to maintain the acidity of the wines. Colchagua Valley is home to some of the iconic red wines of Chile and Bordeaux investments from one of the famed Châteaux of France.