Home to Chile’s winemaking tradition, this valley is where wine was first produced in the country. The Maipo valley is very close to Santiago, in the vicinity of river Maipo, one of Chile's most important rivers, as it runs through the entire central valley.
Located between two mountain ranges (Andes and Coastal), Maipo sees remarkable temperature differentials, as warm days are interspersed with cold nights. Consequently, the valley is especially suited for red wine grape varieties.
Its sandy-clay soil is irrigated by thaw waters, which favor good drainage and provide many minerals.