Las Melosas, en el Cajón del Río Maipo, Chile (by Alex Shar)
Apalta valley is located in Colchagua, the southern portion of the famed Rapel valley, 200 Km south of Santiago. It is a horse-shoe-shaped valley bordered by mountains on three sides. Its climate could be described as Semi-dry Mediterranean; with a winter only rainy season and a long dry summer season. Slow maturation allows the grapes to reach their ideal maturity with high concentration and character, preserving the fruit and high levels of natural acidity, ensuring a long ageing…
Colchagua Valley, Chile.
Chile - the wineries of Colchagua valley in pictures - Viu Manent
Atardecer en el Rio Chimbarongo - Valle de Colchagua (Chile) by Noelegroj( 300k + views!), via Flickr
Colchagua Valley, Wine Region, Argentina - http://www.vivaexpeditions.com/
Wine Tasting in #Colchagua Valley (Chile). 'Anyone who’s tasted Chilean wine is already familiar with the charms of the Colchagua Valley, whether or not they’re aware of it. The bright sunshine and rich soil of Chile’s best-established wine region, located several hours south of Santiago, is responsible for some of the richest Cabernet Sauvignon in South America.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/chile