Limari Valley, Chile
When Rene Merino and his wife first arrived to the Limari Valley, all they saw was a barren, desert landscape covered in cacti. What Rene saw, however, was Limari’s unique location, tucked tightly between the Ocean and the Andes where a constant cool breeze kept the air temperature cool leading into even colder nights.
They uncovered what turned out to be Chile’s most concentrated area of limestone soils. From there, they planted parcels of Chardonnay and Syrah – vines and wines that today are some of be best cool-climate varietal expressions in Chile and in the world.