Chocalán - Melipilla, Maipo Valley

Chile - Misc

Guillermo Toro Gonzalez, a Chilean businessman with a vast experience in the wine-making business, proposed in 1996 to develop a new project of producing high-quality wines. In 1998, an area of the Maipo Valley in Melipilla, Chile, was chosen due to its privileged microclimate. Viña Chocalán is located only 15 miles (35km) away from the Pacific Ocean. The vines are located between 590 feet and 1,250 feet (180~380m) above the sea level, on a topography molded by the Coastal Cordillera which, in this area, reaches maximum heights of 820 feet (250m) where part of the vines are exposed to the influences of the sea breezes and to the proximity of to the Maipo River.