The Elqui Valley is Chile's most northern wine region found between the Pacifc Ocean and the Andes Mountains.
The close proxmimity of the Atacama dessert, just north, this region has a long, dry growing season with hot sunny days and cool, chilly nights makes this region popular for wine producers.
As with the Napa Valley, a cool fog forms over the hills each morning and is burnt off of lunch time. Know locally as the 'Camanachaca Fog' it forms a cool blanket which helps protect the vines from the exterms of heat during the day.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Syrah, Carmenere and Sauvignon Blanc.