One of the traditional winemaking areas in Chile that is growing big in the international scene due to the exceptional quality and unique character of its wines.
The Cachapoal Valley is located in the central area of Chile, more specifically in the Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins region. Located 100 km south of Santiago, this valley gets its name from the Cachapoal River that crosses the region from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
Our vineyard falls under the denomination “Andes” in the Cachapoal Valley, legally acknowledging the great influence that flows down from the Andes Mountains.
Our unique location shows the remarkable influence of this massive mountain range that slides down the slopes into the inner plains; stablishing the climatic conditions and the great thermal amplitude that is a notable typicity in our wines.
Viña Los Boldos takes advantage of a Mediterranean climate with rainy cold winters that juxtapose with dry hot summers.
The Andes mountains range interferes in the valley climatic conditions, imposing a great temperature range between day and night that allows a slow and balanced ripening season, allowing the grapes to gain fruitiness and stay healthy.
During the maturity of the grapes, the translucent sunny skies help the photosynthetic process to obtain the correct ripening of the bunches.
The Cachapoal River acts as a moderator of the temperatures and at the same time is the main source of irrigation of the vineyard.
The entire pitch’s soil is from an alluvial origin from the Cachapoal River’s terraces. The texture is silty- loamy and sandy with graves at different deepness.
This alluvial soil allows drainage, oxygenation and the developing of deep roots which combined create the perfect conditions to obtain the vines natural balance for the high end wine grapes production.
We are located in the exclusive Cachapoal Andes valley, which presents unique and exceptional conditions for producing high-end wines.
There are 170 planted hectares, distributed in different varieties such as: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère and Syrah.
In 2009 in Portugal there was a selection of Touriga Nacional vines, traditional red variety of this country; after three years in quarantine they were brought to Chile in order to be planted in Viña Los Boldos. The 2017 vintage will be the first wine made in Chile of this exclusive Portuguese variety.
In 2008 the Terroir eminence, Pedro Parra was hired to divide the different production areas of the vineyard according to the soil characteristics that will allow the best potential for each variety.
After 3 years of hard work, transcendental information was found, in order to be able to select the most adequate variety for each block and the kind of rootstock that best suits it. Besides this, the distance between rows and the sun exposure orientation were determined.
This zoning allowed a differentiated handling from the early planting stage, assuring the vineyard homogeneity and obtaining the highest winemaking quality of the grapes.