Colchagua Valley, privileged wine area

The Colchagua Valley was the place that Don Mario Ravanal, with a great vision, chose to start the Ravanal style tradition .A privileged area that, due to its climate and geographical characteristics, turns out today to be an ideal place for the production of wine grapes with a great oenological potential.
Ravanal vineyards are located in the town of Placilla, whose main geographical features is that both south and north are crossed by transverse mountain ranges where the Tinguiririca river moves, this affects in having a moderation in extreme temperatures and keep very good thermal oscillation to develop high quality grapes; allowing to produce robust red wines of excellent body with a great persistence and elegant white wines of great aromatic intensity.

Colchagua Valley characteristics

Colchagua, which in the indigenous language means “Valley of small lagoons”, is one of the most prestigious and well-known wine regions in Chile.
It is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, ideal for the production of fine wines, due to its excellent natural conditions. The heart of the valley, near the picturesque town of Placilla, is characterized by a long dry season of approximately seven months, from the end of September to mid-April, with a maximum average temperature in summer of 28 ° C and a minimum average of 11 ° C allowing the grapes to reach full maturity.
The refreshing breeze that comes from the Pacific Ocean and the cold winds of the high Andes mountains play a qkey role, ensuring a large temperature difference between day and night, allowing the grapes to develop fully, improving and maintaining all their fruit flavors.