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Casablanca Valley is the pioneer valley for cold weather wines. Its history begins in September of 1982, next to the outstanding Enologist Pablo Morandé who impelled its formation. Its main motivation was the proximity of the coast, the existence of underground water tables and the study of vegetation in the area. Until the germination of the grasses it caught his attention, as well as the sprouting of the thorns, the crops in the peasant orchards, where there was even a vine of seed and table grapes.
Valley began to form with only 20 hectares, already in 1992 there were 700 hectares and there are currently more than 6,000, with 20 vineyards installed.
Casablanca Valley is located in the coastal plain of the Aconcagua Region. It is crossed by the road that joins Santiago with Viña del Mar, 80 km northwest of the first and only 41 km from Valparaíso. The relief of Valley is formed by distant hills and smooth hills that do not exceed 400 meters above sea level. The heights are increasing towards the northeast and southeast, where the Cordillera de la Costa is located.
Vine is grown on flat or gently sloping terrain and the irrigation waters are usually extracted from underground wells in the Los Sauces stream and La Vinilla and Perales reservoirs.
Casablanca Valley being at the foot of the mountain range of the Coast, part of the plantations are on slopes on granite soils in an advanced state of decomposition. While in the plane the soils are clayey-silty-sandy. They are highly permeable soils of medium depth that together with the cold influence of the ocean and its Mediterranean climate generate an environment of slow maturation. This translates into fresh wines and balanced acidity, perfumed aromas and delicate flavors. Almost 90% planted corresponds to Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah.
Casablanca Valley has a warm temperate climate. Due to its location and relief, it receives the maritime influence through the coastal breezes, which act as moderating forces of the thermal conditions. There is a frost-free period of approximately 10 months, occurring only between the months of September and October. The average temperature in summer reaches 25°C and the annual average is 14,4°C. Precipitations concentrate between the months of May and October with an annual average of 450 mm. Months between November and April are considered dry.
A fertile valley lodged between Mountain range of the Coast and Pacific Ocean, is ideal scene for the culture of grapes that give life to the best wines of cold climate. In Casablanca Valley you will be able to experience new flavors, aromas and colors, with a drink in your hand and toast contemplating our vineyards.
Casablanca is nationally recognized for its excellent wines, pleasant climate, typical food and country traditions, that is why the activities to develop in Valley are unlimited.