The Colchagua Valley, located approximately 140 kilometers south of the capital Santiago and extending from the Andes foothills as far west as the Pacific Ocean, has the perfect combination of climate and geography. It covers 910,000 hectares with different climatic zones and a variety of soil types.
The climate is mainly Mediterranean, with a long summer dry season. Water coming off the Andes mountains, which are particularly high in the Colchagua region, ensures good irrigation of the Tinguiririca River. These conditions have made the Colchagua Valley one of the best appellation, on an international level, for the production of red wine varieties such as cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, carmenere, malbec and syrah.
The Calcu vineyard project was conceived with the aim of making it the best vineyard in Chile. With this objective, a technical team led by the prestigious viticulturist Xavier Choné studied the terrain of the Calcu estate for two years to identify the best areas for planting vines.