The vineyards are all situated in Traiguén, a sub-region within the Malleco Valley, situated on the 38th degree parallel, level with Patagonia. It is a cool-climate site with poor volcanic soils. In contrast to the main wine-producing regions of Central Chile, Traiguén is exposed to 25% less radiation, tempering the climate and encouraging a longer growing season, helping to build complexity in the grapes. The vineyard’s close proximity to the Traiguén river offers some protection to spring frosts, which remain a major threat to the region, being located so far south. The estate comprises 22 hectares of which currently 15.4 are planted – nine to Pinot Noir and 6.4 to Chardonnay.
The first vines were planted in 2010, with different sites dry farmed and irrigated to experiment with the terroir’s capabilities. After 10 years they decided to irrigate only the young vines to establish them, but then will dry farm. They are also trialling one plot planted on its own rootstock.