Owner: François Lurton.
Vineyards: 28ha in Colchagua Valley.
Terroir: Hacienda Araucano is located just outside the small historic village of Lolol in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, just over two hours’ drive south of Santiago down the Route 5. It lies 30 km west of Santa Cruz, its closest town.
The estate is located in a valley that runs from East to West which funnels cold air from the Pacific Ocean. The difference in temperature between the sea and the land causes a white fog to develop, the ‘Humo Blanco’, which can be seen most mornings just above the vineyards of our estate. It marks the limit of how far the fog reaches inland.
The climate is hot during the day and very dry but the oceanic breezes and morning fogs from the Pacific (only 40km away), cool the temperatures and make the area more temperate. Most of the rain (650mm per year) falls in winter months (so irrigation is needed). Temperatures fall to -2°C in the winter and rise no higher than 28°C in the summer months. Nights are always cool.
Biodynamic certification: 2012 Full organic certification for the first time. | 2013 Demeter certified Biodynamic.
Viña Hacienda Araucano
km27, ruta 29, Lolol, VI Région, Chile
Tel+56 9 6657 1097 | www.hacienda-araucano.cl