Sagrada Familia Valley
Chile is known as a paradise for the production of wine, which is largely due to its globally unique geographic barriers; the Atacama Desert in the North, the majestic Andes mountain range to the East, the Antarctic ice to the South and the cold currents from the Pacific Ocean to the West.
The history of wine making in Chile dates back to the 16th century with the introduction of wine grapes by Spanish conquistadors in the New World.
Among the different Chilean valleys, Sagrada Familia Valley (part of Curicó Valley), located in the parallel 35° South and approximately 200 kilometers south of the capital of Chile, Santiago, has a mild Mediterranean climate, with very defined seasons, with hot Summers, mildly cold Winters and the transitional seasons of Spring and Autumn.
Rains concentrate in Winter time, with an average rainfall of 600mm per year and a daily thermical oscillation of 15° Celcius. The valley has good ventilation conditions, with preeminence of cold winds coming from the Pacific Ocean that cool the Spring and Summer evenings.
It is one of the five places in the world, where these perfect conditions are found, allowing the optimal phenological maturity of the grapes.
The producers and partners of Lautaro Wines have their farms located in the vicinity of the small town of Sagrada Familia (located just 15 kilometers to the west of the city of Curicó) with their combined plantations covering close to 100 hectares. Most of the Lautaro wines have a Denomination of Origin Sagrada Familia, being part of Lontué Valley, which also forms part of the greater Curicó Valley.