VIA Wines’ emblematic San Rafael Estate is located in the geographical area of San Rafael in the Maule Valley, close to the Andes Mountains and the Descabezado Volcano.
Since 1994 550-hectares have been planted predominantly to red varieties. In 1998 VIA’s organic project commenced totaling today 38 hectares planted to Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah and Pinot Noir. In search of better expression and identity of each strain is that VIA Wines has been investigated on the range that best match the
characteristics of the soil in San Rafael.
The climate is Mediterranean throughout the valley, with variations from the coast to the Andes.
Coastal Zone: Even temperatures and scant precipitation is the norm due to the proximity to the Pacific Ocean.
Interior Valleys: Well-defined seasons and significant differences between daytime and night time temperatures.
Andean Piedmont Zone: Lower temperatures and greater precipitation than in the interior valleys.
Av. Vitacura Nº 4380, Suite 42 / Phone/Fax: (56-2) 2355 9900 / Vitacura, Santiago, Chile.