Facing the Andes Mountains, this property is the origin of the Silva family in Chile and includes plantations dating back to 1912 with original varieties brought from France by the first generation of the family. The property also houses the family pride, the old wine cellar that is a pioneer in technology despite its years.
The soils are of fine sand over old alluvial substrates composed of small and medium-sized stones and a large among of decomposing rock. Low to medium depth allows for good drainage, and the organic content is low-medium as well.
The climate is temperate Mediterranean. Summers are dry with moderate maximum temperatures, and winters are cold and moderately rainy. The average summer temperature ranges from 12º to 27ºC, and the average annual rainfall is 700 mm.
The varieties that grow best here are Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Gris, which back to 1912 and was rediscovered in 1998. Today Casa Silva is one of the few wineries in the world that bottles a wine made 100% from the variety. The century-old Sauvignon Blanc vines are also special in that they are the country’s only remaining original massal selections from France and are therefore a unique treasure in the world.