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Maipo

The Valle de Maipo (Maipo Valley) wine-growing area is located around the capital Santiago in Chile. Together with the three areas of Rapel, Curicó and Maule, it forms the northernmost part of the huge Valle Central (Central Valley) region. The history of Chilean viticulture began here in 1555, when the Spaniard Juan Jufré de Loayza (1516-1578) planted vines he had brought with him from his homeland. The area is considered to be the best and the country's most famous export wines from the French varieties introduced on a large scale from the mid-19th century also come from here. It lies between the Andes and the coastal Cordillera and is crossed by the water-rich Maipo and Mapocho rivers. Depending on the climate, soil conditions and altitude, the area is divided into three sub-areas: Maipo Alto (at the foot of the Andes), the sunniest Central Maipo (the broad valley floor) and Pacific Maipo (on the coastal cordillera near the Pacific Ocean).

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