Maipo Valley is one of Chile's most important wine-producing regions. Located just south of the capital, Santiago, Maipo Valley is home to some of the country's most prestigious wines
Maipo is at the very northern end of Chile's extensive Central Valley, running from just north of the Rapel Valley. The Coastal Range separates the area from the Pacific coast, and on the eastern side, the Andes Mountains rise suddenly and dramatically, separating Maipo from the Argentinean region of Mendoza.
The region can be roughly separated into three broad areas: Alto Maipo,(Andean Foothills) Central Maipo (lower-lying ground just to the west of Alto Maipo) and Bajo Maipo (between Central Maipo and coastal mountain range)
Its soils are alluvial in origin, rich in minerals, have a clay-silt-loam texture and good permeability.BACK