The Maipo is one of Chile’s most important areas, stretching from the Andes down to the coast around Santiago. It is best known for the quality of its reds, mainly from the Cabernet, Syrah and Chile’s own Carmenere. The traditional area of the Alto Maipo, which stretches up the Andes foothills, has the prefect climate and the best reputation with some superb Cabernet wines . In the middle is the Central Maipo, and the most recent the Pacific Maipo has a reputation for Sauvignon Blanc. Great wines worth looking out for.